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Global Day of Jewish Learning

November 11, 2018, 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Beth El
50 Maple Stream Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520

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Theme:  “Extraordinary Passages: Texts and Travels”

9:45 am – 10:25 am with Dr. Michael Benson

Jonah: A Story of Many Journeys

Travel through the Book of Jonah by following the journeys of some lesser known characters. In this close reading, we will examine literary and artistic interpretations of the text.


10:30 am – 11:10 am with Dr. Danna Livstone

Journey into the Unknown

What does it mean to set out on a journey without knowing the destination? Meet Abram (Abraham) who is commanded to “go forth!” and does just that. We will explore what this passage of the Bible may reveal about journeys and progress


11:15 am – 12:00 pm with Rabbi Jay M. Kornsgold

Generations: A Family’s Journeys

A family journey of three generations – Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – led to the formation of a nation of people called the Children of Israel. We’ll look at how the paths of the patriarchs diverged, how their lives connected with the Land of Israel, and explore the meanings of their multi generational saga.

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