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Kabbalah derives from ancient Jewish interpretations of the Bible and not, as is commonly believed, mysticism.  Through the study of essential Jewish mystical and Kabbalistic source texts dating back to the second century B.C.E, this course will explore Kabbalah’s history, evolving rituals, traditions, and intriguing personalities.  We will end by surveying Kabbalah’s relevancy to us today and answer the question whether pop star Madonna is a Kabbalist.  By the way, for Kabbalists, the number 80 represents the divine spark of wisdom -- happy 80th birthday SAS!  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 4/10/2018, ending 5/1/2018

Tuition: $120.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Ze'ev Aviezer 



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Jesus was born a Jew and died a Jew during the cataclysmic 2nd Temple Period.  This course will examine translations of Hebrew, Greek and Latin source documents, including the New Testament, Josephus, Pseudepigrapha, Apocrypha, the Talmud, and Midrash, to evaluate the Jewishness of Jesus and the points of opposition between Judaism and his teachings, in the context of the political, economic, religious and intellectual conditions of his time.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 6/26/2018, ending 7/17/2018

Tuition: $120.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Ze'ev Aviezer 



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