Jewish Culture with Meri
Join Meri Weiss for Jewish Culture discussions every Thursday afternoon via Zoom. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvcOitqDstHdyK40Z5OjBJV7oA0a4ugBhe
Topics for July:
- July 2nd - Patriotism - Jews have often been accused of having “dual-loyalty” and caring more about Israel than the United States. We’ll explore the history of this claim and what Judaism has to say about being patriotic.
- July 9th - Critical Thinking pt 1 - Does Judaism ask us for blind faith? What is the role of science in Judaism?
- July 16th - Critical Thinking pt 2 - how do we know what is true? Are there different types of truth?
- July 23rd - Kosher - more than just food, something being “kosher” indicates it is moral and correct. How do we apply kashrut to things we don’t eat?
- July 30th - History - Is the Torah an accurate guide to Jewish history? What about school textbooks? Encyclopedias and atlases? We’ll talk about how to evaluate sources, and fill in the gaps in our education.