DO YOU FEEL DEEPLY ABOUT LIFE?
DO YOU ENJOY DISCOVERING NEW AND INTERESTING IDEAS?
ARE YOU ALWAYS LOOKING FOR HIGHER MEANING AND INSPIRATION?
Nobody knows better than you where you will find meaning, but there are places that you're likely to encounter it. Our newest JLI course, Curious Tales of Talmud: Finding Personal Meaning in the Legends of our Sages, will introduce you to a legendary world of insight that has fascinated scholars and mystics for millennia.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Judaism is full of deeply resonant and transformative wisdom. Some of its most profound ideas about life, the universe, the soul, and our relationship with G-d are encrypted in an unusual place-within peculiar and nonsensical Talmudic tales.
The Talmud's zany legends tell of gargantuan sea creatures, vinegar-fueled lamps, idolatrous kings, rivers flowing upstream, and a debate of riddles between Jewish and Athenian sages. These intriguing legends are not usually accessible to the general public, nor are the profound pearls of wisdom that are encrypted within them.
WHAT WILL YOU GAIN?
Now you have the opportunity to take this amazing journey for yourself-an adventure to unravel layers of personal meaning as we decode these mysterious tales together.
This fascinating new course addresses many challenges that we face with the ups and downs of life, and how to overcome deep-rooted, undesirable tendencies.
Curious Tales of the Talmud provides access to a deeper dimension of yourself, the insight to appreciate goodness within everything, and a reservoir of courage to navigate life's most rugged moments. You're also likely to encounter a newfound appreciation for your Jewish literary heritage.
Join us for Six WEDNESDAYS
Starting APRIL 24, 2013
Instructor: Rabbi Yossi New
5065 HIGH POINT ROAD
SANDY SPRINGS, GA 30342
$85 (textbook included)
Join the first class free (with no obligation to continue)
For more information:
Call: 404.843.2464 X102
Please Register at JLI
For centuries, the Talmud's witty legends have entertained and inspired Jews and Gentiles in communities across the globe. There are very few courses that will give
you so much insight and personal meaning like JLI's Curious Tales of the Talmud.
It's a wonderful opportunity and I hope you will attend.
Comedian and Actor
"Rabbi Nachman of Breslov once said that God created humanity because He loves stories; and all our world is a story that G-d tells. This course is a wonderful way to learn to penetrate the mysteries of the enchanting stories the Rabbis of the Talmud have bequeathed us. Folded within their depths are the most profound insights about Torah, the world, and God. The Midrash says "If you wish to come to know Him, who
by His word created the world, study aggadah" (Sif. Deut. 49).
Susan Handelman, PhD
Professor, Bar Ilan University
The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute is doing great work bringing the unparalleled
heritage of Judaism to new generations of Jews in an engaging and delightful way.
This new project is no exception. The Talmud often communicates deep truths about the human condition by telling stories, the meaning of which lies deep beneath
the surface. Curious Tales of the Talmud is a fine introduction to the philosophy of Judaism's
sages, as relevant today as it was when they were first told.
Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew
Congregations of the Commonwealth