What was the Torah in its previous life, what is the ‘Jewish Etiquette’ when it is taken from the ark, carried around, undressed and elevated? Rabbi Jonathan explains and demonstrates in this essential and fascinating hands-on session. Small note donation appreciated.
Rabbi Jonathan introduces the few relevant texts and shows it is by no means as clear cut a matter as you may have thought. Kiddush Hashem (‘sanctification of God’s name’ – dying to preserve God’s values) is not only lauded but mandated in certain situations, and the death penalty is liberally mandated.
Discussion will run until 12pm, with coffee break.
Sunday 26 November, 10:00AM
Join Rabbi Jonathan as he introduces The Secret Book of Kings, an international bestseller by an Israeli biblical scholar, teacher and author Yochi Brandes. The book is a biblical epic filled with court intrigue, romance, and rebellion.
Bagels at 10am; readings 10:30am-12 noon.
Sunday, 10 September, 10 for 10:30AM
Join us to hear Reem Sweid speak on Muslims for Progressive Values, Australia. Founded in 2007, Muslims for Progressive Values was brought to Australia a few years ago by Reem Sweid. This enlightened form of Islam does have some parallels with Progressive Judaism.
Bagels at 10am; talk at 10:30am. Gold coin donation.
Join us for an exciting evening of Shavuot learning and celebrations! Cheesecake and evening study with presentations on this year’s theme, 1492 CE:
- Was Christopher Columbus Jewish?
- The first Jewish Bible was printed
- Expulsion of Jews and Muslims from Spain & Sicily
- Sultan Bayazid II & the Jews