Melton CORE Curriculum
Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:45 am October 14 - April 28
Course Description :
CROSSROADS OF JEWISH HISTORY
This course merges the concepts of history and memory in order to better understand how each has shaped Judaism today. With an emphasis on reclaiming the richness of Jewish history, the chronological exploration investigates significant crossroads where Jews took major decisions that shaped our shared identity and destiny.
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ETHICS OF JEWISH LIVING
The Tanakh and Rabbinic tradition provide the universal search for an ethical life with passion and urgency. Ethical thought in Judaism is as tightly bound to theology as it is to law. This course explores the wisdom of ancient and modern rabbis, scholars and thinkers, offering multiple Jewish approaches to conducting our lives according to a set of ethical principles that have guided our people for centuries. We will explore how Jewish teachings shed light on contemporary issues such as the environment, stem-cell research, inter-personal relationships, end-of-life decisions, social media, gender fluidity, artificial intelligence, and the ethics of war.