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Violence and Non-Violent Resistance in Jewish Tradition


Join us at Beth Sholom for a four-part class taught by Lehrhaus Board President and CBS congregant, Howard Simon, and Rabbi Dan Ain. 

This class is a study of violence and non-violent resistance by Jews in different periods of Jewish history.
1st session (February 5): study the uses of violence in the Torah and rabbinic interpretations of those violent events.
2nd session (February 19): delve into an episode of Jewish struggle against Rome in first-century Jerusalem, as a possible early example of the method of non-violent resistance Gandhi later would call satyagraha.
3rd session (March 5): consider the turning inward of Jewish violence during the First Crusade in the form of kiddush ha’shem.
4th session (March 19): explore correspondence exchanged in 1938 between Gandhi, Martin Buber and other Jewish leaders regarding potential Jewish responses to Nazi oppression and, specifically, to Kristallnacht.

DATE: Tuesday evenings – March 5, 19
TIME: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
PLACE: Board Room
FEES: As a nonprofit, Lehrhaus relies on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We offer a tiered pricing structure to ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation. Please evaluate your own ability to pay, and select the option that makes it possible for you to participate. To inquire about pricing or scholarships, please contact Lehrhaus Judaica directly or REGISTER NOW.

Earlier Event: March 30
Tot Shabbat
Later Event: April 5
DAVEN Kabbalat Shabbat