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December 2019

Key Books in Tanakh: Book of Samuel @ 12 pm

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 30, 2019

Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Key Books in Tanakh: Book of Samuel: Following the chaotic period of the Judges, the Book of Samuel narrates the centralization of leadership in Israel. The book opens with the birth of the prophet Samuel, who unifies the nation, and crowns the first kings of Israel.  The Book of Samuel presents a gripping exploration of political personalities, palace intrigue and the role of God in the lives of kings and nations. Victoria Sutton — Mondays @ 12:00 pm.  

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Emotions in Halakha w/M. Sutton @ 7:30 pm

December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 10, 2019

Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Emotions in Halakha: Jewish law has a lot to say about how we act, but do emotional states have significance in halakha? We will look at some well-known human emotions through a halakhic lens, from the Talmud through rabbinic responsa, as well as some constructs around more elusive emotional states that have implications in Jewish law. Maharat Victoria Sutton is the Director of Education and Community Engagement at Congregation Beth Israel, Berkeley. She received ordination from Yeshivat Maharat and graduated…

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Vices & Virtues w/R. Cohen @ 12 pm

December 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 29, 2020

Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Vices & Virtues: Mussar is a spiritual Jewish practice focused on virtue-based ethics. Through the cultivation of inner virtues, such as patience, gratitude, and reverence, we improve ourselves. Our sessions will explore various vices and virtues as presented by classical books of Mussar. Rabbi Yonatan Cohen serves as the rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel, Berkeley. He has been a guest lecturer on Jewish Medical Ethics at UC Berkeley and on Jewish Liturgy at the Magnes Museum of Jewish Art and…

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Emmanuel Levinas w/Muni Schweig

December 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 24, 2020

Schweig Home, 1326 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, United States
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Emmanuel Levinas: Nine readings of the Talmud by the French Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas translate Jewish thought into the language of modern times. Here Levinas applies a hermeneutic that simultaneously allows the classic Jewish texts to shed light on contemporary problems and lets modern problems illuminate the texts. Besides being quintessential illustrations of the art of reading, the essays express the deeply ethical vision of the human condition that makes Levinas one of the most important thinkers of our time.…

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Dr. Chaim Saiman @ CBI

December 13
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 14, 2019

Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Dr. Chaim Saiman December 13-14 Dr. Chaim Saiman is a Professor of Law at Villanova University where he teaches Jewish law, and Contracts and Insurance law. He is an editor of the American Journal of Comparative Law, and has served as the Gruss Professor of Jewish Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, as a fellow in Religion and Public Life at Princeton University. In 2017, he was the Gruss Visiting Professor of Talmudic Law at Harvard Law School.…

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Talmudic Wisdom w/R. Cohen

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until December 27, 2019

Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Talmudic Wisdom: Join us for a weekly class that explores key sugyot (talmudic units) that discuss major Jewish questions of practice and thought. R. Yonatan Cohen • Fridays @ 9:00 am

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Dr. Chaim Saiman @ CBI

December 14
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 14, 2019

Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Dr. Chaim Saiman December 13-14 Dr. Chaim Saiman is a Professor of Law at Villanova University where he teaches Jewish law, and Contracts and Insurance law. He is an editor of the American Journal of Comparative Law, and has served as the Gruss Professor of Jewish Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, as a fellow in Religion and Public Life at Princeton University. In 2017, he was the Gruss Visiting Professor of Talmudic Law at Harvard Law School.…

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Key Books in Tanakh: Book of Samuel @ 12 pm

December 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 30, 2019

Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Key Books in Tanakh: Book of Samuel: Following the chaotic period of the Judges, the Book of Samuel narrates the centralization of leadership in Israel. The book opens with the birth of the prophet Samuel, who unifies the nation, and crowns the first kings of Israel.  The Book of Samuel presents a gripping exploration of political personalities, palace intrigue and the role of God in the lives of kings and nations. Victoria Sutton — Mondays @ 12:00 pm.  

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Vices & Virtues w/R. Cohen @ 12 pm

December 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 29, 2020

Congregation Beth Israel, 1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Vices & Virtues: Mussar is a spiritual Jewish practice focused on virtue-based ethics. Through the cultivation of inner virtues, such as patience, gratitude, and reverence, we improve ourselves. Our sessions will explore various vices and virtues as presented by classical books of Mussar. Rabbi Yonatan Cohen serves as the rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel, Berkeley. He has been a guest lecturer on Jewish Medical Ethics at UC Berkeley and on Jewish Liturgy at the Magnes Museum of Jewish Art and…

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Emmanuel Levinas w/Muni Schweig

December 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 24, 2020

Schweig Home, 1326 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, United States
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Emmanuel Levinas: Nine readings of the Talmud by the French Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas translate Jewish thought into the language of modern times. Here Levinas applies a hermeneutic that simultaneously allows the classic Jewish texts to shed light on contemporary problems and lets modern problems illuminate the texts. Besides being quintessential illustrations of the art of reading, the essays express the deeply ethical vision of the human condition that makes Levinas one of the most important thinkers of our time.…

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