Today is August 20, 2017 -
How did Judaism develop from its biblical roots to the highly developed system we know today? What has changed-and what has remained constant? This course explores the evolution of an ancient faith into a system of beliefs, practices, and laws recognizable today as Judaism.
In Beginnings of Judaism, Professor Isaiah M. Gafni of Jewish History at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem leads a spirited and provocative exploration of how the Jewish faith struggled to continually redefine itself during the first thousand years after the completion of the last books of the Hebrew Bible, tenaciously clinging to existence through circumstances that might well have torn it asunder.
We watch his lecture and discuss its subjects.
This class, presented by Rabbi Mordechai Levin, meets on Sundays.