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Tuesday Nights with Rabbi Finley

Past Sessions
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 • 13 Tammuz 5778 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 • 6 Tammuz 5778 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Tuesday Nights with Rabbi Finley

Beginning June 5
(and every Tuesday in June)

First Topic: Current Events - Israel

Discussion / Study

Café 6PM -  Appetizers / Drinks

Study 7PM / Discussion

We had two recent programming events, that people really enjoyed: My talk on the First Arab Israeli War of 1948, and my Shavu’ot Talmud study. Each group asked for more.

At the Talmud study, we touched upon a difficult cultural issue (gender and hierarchy), and some participants suggested that such discussions be held with a planned focus. 

Done and Done!

Current Events - June 5

Discussion of hot topics that need to be cooled down, presented to inform, not to persuade.

Book Review - June 12

My favorite books and/or authors that I think would be of interest, old or new. Suggestions gladly accepted.

Text Study - June 19

Texts from the Bible to Zohar, Talmud to Hasidic masters – presented with original Hebrew or Aramaic with translations provided. We will bring to life the inner wonders of Jewish texts.

Thoughtful, Not Ideological - June 26

The tough discussions on Race, Class, Gender, etc., where thoughtful people want to discuss an issue with people of different opinions. I would invite guest speakers with expertise to help with the discussion on given issues.

Other topics for a Tuesday night will gladly be considered.

Our guides of “political spirituality” would be in force: facts, values, premises, policies – no anger, criticizing, complaining, or condemning (no accusing, blaming, labeling, comparing unkindly, etc.) All relevant sides to an issue will be countenanced.

Suggestions for specific books, texts, discussion topics and guest presenters are gladly accepted.

Free for OHT Members

$10 for Non-Members

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