Congregation B'nai Israel

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Lifelong Learning: The Insecurity of Freedom

October 18, 2019 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Fridays, October 11, 18 and 25 at noon in the Natt Family Library

We live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. That is a big part of why many of our ancestors (or we ourselves) came here from somewhere else. We celebrate that freedom in many ways – by voting, running for office, speaking out for ideals we believe in and against things we find abhorrent. In 1954 Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote an essay in which he cautioned the Jewish people about freedom. He suggested it was a blade that cuts in more than one direction and that we would have to work hard to maintain our unique identity and connection to our heritage and to God. Join Ira Wise in examining where we are with that. What are the challenges to being Jewish today and what should we do to ensure that we thrive in the future?

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