Rabbi Seth Bernstein, Bet Aviv
Looking at narcissistic personality traits, we will study what Ovid contributed to the topic, how the Rabbis in the Tosefta related to narcissistic ideas in their day, and how to understand it in our own day.
Dror Israel With Ella Haetzni, Shlicha
Sessions I and II
Explore the different stages of Rabin’s life, the hard decisions he made, and the peace process that he so bravely led at Dror Israel Movement's Rabin Memorial Exhibit. Space is limited. To attend, RSVP with Ella.
Rabbi Amy Scheinerman, Hospice Rabbi
What wisdom does Jewish tradition offer us as substantive conversations are in danger of devolving into shouting matches? Our tradition lauds beautiful arguments and teaches us how to express ourselves without offending and listen without rejecting.
Rabbi Hillel Baron, Lubavitch Center of Howard County
There is a Jewish tradition that tells of the existence of 36 hidden "Tzadikim" (righteous, saintly individuals) in every generation. Do they exist today? Who would qualify as a "Tzadik"? What is their function?
Rabbi Morris Zimbalist, Bet Chaverim
Beginning with Cain and Abel, we will explore troubling behavior in the Bible, the actors behind the actions, and our ability to transform the ugliness that surrounds us into beautiful and endearing life-lessons.
Hans-Hermann Seiffert, Holocaust Historian
Holocaust historian Hans-Hermann Seiffert will discuss the life of Johanna Hammel as a testament to the beauty and unity that can emerge from unspeakable ugliness when a love for humanity and family combines with preserved memories.
Rabbi Susan Grossman, Beth Shalom
Is beauty really a joy to behold? Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? Examine Talmudic scholarship, gender politics, and contemporary ethics to explore how the Rabbis of the Talmud answered these and other questions about beauty and ugliness.