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Our Jewish World
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There is a famous slogan concerning the Jewish community that states, “We are one.” However, historically, we have never been just “one.” More often than not we have been “many” incompatible positions and contradictory beliefs, which served to disunite and disjoin our community over time. Rabbi Steven Bayar, rabbi emeritus of Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn and interim rabbi at Congregation Agudas Achim in San Antonio, will lead an insightful three-part series, titled “That Which Unites Us, That Which Divides Us,” at 1 p.m. on Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8, and 15, via Zoom.
Cantor Perry Fine of Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston will explore epic moments in Jewish prayer and the timeless music they inspired in a three-part Zoom series, titled “Music, Mystery and the Art of Jewish Prayer.” The series, presented by Our Jewish World, will be held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 3, 10, and 17. Our Jewish World is coordinated by Ilene Dorf Manahan and Melanie Levitan. The series is free and open to the public.
Rabbi Shalom Lubin, spiritual leader of Chabad of Southeast Morris County, will spotlight “The Jewish Journey of the Soul” in a fascinating three-session Our Jewish World series, Thursdays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27, at 1 p.m., via Zoom. Our Jewish World is coordinated by Ilene Dorf Manahan and Melanie Levitan. The series is free and open to the public.
Watch Rabbi David Nesson's third Zoom session on “The Lives and Times--and Philosophies and Theologies-- of Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig,” spotlighting Rosenzweig, below: https://youtu.be/etRNv5Img-Q
Watch Rabbi David Nesson's second Zoom session on “The Lives and Times--and Philosophies and Theologies-- of Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig,” spotlighting Rosenzweig, below: https://youtu.be/TAqMlrYFNaE
Watch Rabbi David Nesson's first Zoom session on “The Lives and Times--and Philosophies and Theologies-- of Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig,” spotlighting Rosenzweig, below: https://youtu.be/TiPDy1fePQY
Watch our fascinating Zoom session with Cantor Riki Lippitz, titled “Music to Heal in the Coda of Life”--part of our Clergy Learning Series: https://youtu.be/MA_3YIP-WZc
Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig were two of the most influential late 19th–early 20th century philosophers and theologians. Both were German Jews—Buber was born in Vienna (1878) and died in Israel (1965); Rosenzweig was born and died in Germany (1886–1929)—but they came from very different backgrounds and followed singular and independent paths as they developed their respective approaches to religion and the supreme being and giving meaning to an individiual’s life. Different as they were, they managed to become colleagues late in their lives. Rabbi David Nesson, spiritual leader of Morristown Jewish Center–Beit Yisrael (MJCBY) for over 30 years, will discuss these two unparalleled thinkers in a three-part Our Jewish World Clergy Learning Series on Thursdays, May 5, 12 and 19, at 1 p.m. Rabbi Nesson’s series, coordinated by Our Jewish World co-chairs Melanie Levitan and Ilene Dorf Manahan, will be presented over Zoom.