The Sabbath: Reframing and Reclaiming Its Meaning for Our Time (Full)


Program: Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning: Texts and Traditions
Rabbi Eric Gurvis (Read bio)
Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 2023 (3 sessions)
Day and Time: Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Online via Zoom
Cohort: Temple Shir Tikvah Winchester
Fee: $108
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Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s short classic, The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man, is widely considered one of the most important pieces of Jewish thought of the 20th century. Now, living in the 21st century, Rabbi Heschel’s thoughts are even more potent as we navigate a rapidly changing world as we face a myriad of developments and challenges.

With Rabbi’s Heschel’s poetic and thoughtful teachings as our guide, we will explore some of his core concepts and examine how they not only apply to our lives today, but how they may be essential for grabbing hold of life and living it to its fullest.

The text will be read and discussed in English as we explore Heschel’s notions of holiness in time and space; the Sabbath as an oasis in time; and how we can bring core Jewish concepts and values into our lives as we seek meaning, inspiration and a path for living in our time.

Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning is for learners of all backgrounds.