Sun, Oct 04 | Zoom

e-Noam Bible Study

Come under the Sukkahwith Orthodox Israelis: Jehuda Family & Rabbi Dov Berkovits
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Time & Location

Oct 04, 2020, 9:00 PM GMT+3 – Oct 05, 2020, 7:05 AM GMT+3

About the Event

Human society in the 21st century faces new and far reaching challenges – for many of us

the "corona episode" has sensitized us to the unique spiritual and moral climate in this

dramatic period in human history. We live in a new era of global communication and

commerce, of asymptotic development of new technologies, of superficial interactions in

the social media with the accompanying loss of the ability to create meaningful

relationships and experience intimacy. There are unceasing attempts to recreate the

meaning of gender and what it means to have a coherent sense of personal identity.

These and other central aspects of contemporary human consciousness require a

powerful language of personal meaning and spiritual aspiration that can only come from

a deeper understanding of God's Torah given as a gift to the People of Israel and as an

invitation – a calling out – to all peoples to "choose life" as He intended.

In the first three chapters of the Torah in the story of Creation and the Garden of Eden,

Hashem described for all of us the contours of the human condition – the meeting of

heaven and earth in the human spirit, the dialogue between body and soul, human

freedom and responsibility, man and woman and the bridge that needs to built between

our basic drives and our need for spiritual inspiration.

We will explore together the balance that we choose to create within ourselves between

eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and eating from the Tree of Life, and

its implications for some of the basic building blocks of Hashem's invitation to "choose

life" – Shabbat and shmita, the moral challenge of creative speech, the holiness in

marriage, personal meaning and fulfillment in the workplace and in commercial

interaction and leadership for life enhancement.

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