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Explore the richness of Jewish texts through video classes – watch with a group, by yourself, or at a community gathering

Presenting fresh perspectives from global thinkers on this year’s theme – Beauty & Ugliness

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Arthur Kurzweil on Tiferet, July 18

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There are many crossover points between the concepts of the good and the beautiful, because both are grasped as a harmony between things. Arthur Kurzweil will lead us through a discussion on Tiferet – a Sefira related to the concept of beauty – with guidance from The Thirteen Petalled Rose, a masterwork of Jewish mysticism by Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz.

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Bring that feeling of discovery to your community – exciting speakers from around the world ON AIR!

The Global Day of Jewish Learning is ON AIR, bringing you exciting new video broadcasts to learn with, anywhere, any time. Live videos available monthly this year, leading up to our worldwide webcast event on Sunday November 12, 2017.


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April, 2017

Rabbi Alex Israel, on “The Taming of Desire”

Exodus records a strange donation to the Temple – a set of ladies’ beauty mirrors. Who were the women behind this unusual gift and what is their story? Why did Moses want to reject their donation? This session addresses the place of beauty, and whether sexuality and sanctity can coexist.

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May, 2017

Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan, on “Beauty and the Rabbis”

Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan – senior educator at Lehrhaus Judaica in Berkeley, CA – leads a lively discussion about Hiddur Mitzvah – beautifying a mitzvah. What is it to beautify a devotional act? How does one do it? What does that mean for our understanding of the value of beauty?

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June, 2017

Sandra Lilienthalon “Beauty, Power and Temptation”

Is being beautiful a requirement to achieve positions of power? Can beauty ever be a disadvantage? Join Sandra Lilienthal in exploring some stories of Biblical characters to explore the ways in which beauty and power are intertwined.

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Rabbi Steinsaltz’s mission is to “Let My People Know”, and he has committed his life’s work to making Jewish texts more accessible. The Global Day ON AIR propels this vision forward in a digital age. This live broadcast series is made possible through Google’s program for nonprofit organizations, which provides free use of G Suite and YouTube Live. We hope that the Global Day ON AIR makes it easier to bring more Jewish learning to communities and to Jewish culture worldwide.

The Global Day ON AIR will air as a monthly live series in 2017 with a global webcast event on Sunday, November 12.

This year, the Global Day goes ON AIR to bring Jewish Learning everywhere around the world.


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