Shirei Shabbat - Nisan 5779
Join friends at Knesset Israel for an energizing, musical Friday evening service, then stay for a delicious kosher shabbat dinner. (Registration opens at the beginning of April.).
Tonight after dinner we will enjoy a presentation from Dr. David Freidenreich, Knesset Israel's Wildman Scholar-in-Residence.
Being Jewish amidst the Children of Abraham
Rabbi Dr. David Freidenreich, May 3–4, 2019
Members of the Abrahamic traditions—Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike—have thought a lot about what it means to be Jewish. Of course, they come up with wildly different ideas! This scholar-in-residence weekend provides opportunities to explore several of these notions, historical and contemporary. We’ll also take time to reflect together about what it means to be Jewish.
Friday night lecture: “Food and Jewishness: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Perspectives”
Why should one eat—or avoid—Jewish food? What makes food “Jewish” in the first place? These questions feature prominently not only in rabbinic and other Jewish texts but also in the classical sources of Christianity and Islam. The authors of these influential works disagree over what food to eat and, more fundamentally, over what Jewishness is, but they all agree that the difference between Jews and non-Jews matters. To what extent does that difference still matter in today’s era of multiculturalism?
Pittsfield, MA 01201
|Family Maximum||$ 56.00|