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Global Day of Jewish Learning

November 17, 2019
Beth El
50 Maple Stream Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520

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This year’s topic is “Speaking Volumes.” Three courses will be offered; you can take one, two, or all three.

“Names: Meaning and Memory.” 9:45–10:25 a.m. with Dr. Danna Livstone. Names are words
we use—for ourselves and for others—to demonstrate the nature of our relationships and how
we view the world. We will look at texts that explore how names connect us with meanings and

“The Silence of Aaron.” 10:30–11:10 a.m. with Rabbi Matthew S. Nover. Silence can be a kind
of speech, and what is unsaid is often as important as what is said. In the Bible, Aaron’s response to
tragedy is summed up in two words: “Vayidom Aharon—and Aaron was silent.” What meanings
does his silence hold?

“Hurling Words Towards Heaven: Hannah’s Prayer.” 11:15 a.m.–12 noon with Rabbi Jay M.
Kornsgold. The Talmud holds up Hannah as a model for how to pray. Though she appears in the
Bible only briefly, she makes a lasting impression. What can we learn from Hannah’s prayer about
how we converse with the Divine?

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