Címkék: Közösségek, English

A Jewish Robin Hood? Tzedakah versus Charity

The Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek raised some serious objections to the role of charity in modern society. An attempt will be made to answer Žižek armed with the Jewish concept of charity.

Előadás időpontja: 
v, 10/30/2011 - 12:00
Címkék: Izrael, Mások, English

International Law of War and Israel’s Conflict with the Arabs

International law as it applies to the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Why did Israel loose the battle on the legal front? Could it have been avoided? What are the remaining issues over which Israel could still argue? What are the legal consequences of a UN resolution recognizing a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital?

Előadás időpontja: 
v, 10/30/2011 - 14:30
Címkék: Vallás, Közösségek, Szövegtanulás, English

Love Your Fellow as Yourself

Any human being that lives according to moral principles adopts this idea as part of his or her values. We will carefully study some classic texts that shed light on this basic principle in our tradition in order to see how it has been understood and implemented.

Előadás időpontja: 
v, 10/30/2011 - 17:30
Címkék: Közösségek, Vallás, English

Jewish Particularism vs. Universalism: Is it moral for a Jew to do a favor for another Jew because he is a Jew?

Come participate in a fascinating audience debate. What criteria do you use to help people and is it ethical? Do you give charity to Churches or to Synagogues? To Jews or to Gentiles? What if the gentile is in a worse situation than the Jew? Do you help your neighbor who is starving instead of the starving child in Africa? Why?

Előadás időpontja: 
v, 10/30/2011 - 21:30
Címkék: Vallás, Szövegtanulás, English

Long Walk to Freedom

Exploring the paradigm of Abraham through a close reading of traditional Jewish sources

We will explore and try to understand through the traditional Jewish sources the uniqueness of Avraham, the founder and prototype of the Jewish people: why was he chosen by God, what is the significance of that choice, and what are its implications to contemporary society.

Előadás időpontja: 
h, 10/31/2011 - 09:00
Címkék: Közösségek, English

We’ve got Jewish hearts: now let’s get Jewish heads

While a lot of Jews often ’feel’ Jewish – we are concerned when Jews are in trouble, we feel proud when a Jew achieves something, we feel sentimental towards various Jewish festivals, buildings, bits of history – we are intellectually trained to think non-Jewishly. For example, hardly any of us think in Jewish time, or consider contemporary issues utilising Jewish criteria. We’ll examine this phenomenon and consider whether it’s a problem. And if so, can we do anything about it?

Előadás időpontja: 
h, 10/31/2011 - 10:30
Címkék: Limmud, Közösségek, English

A global phenomenon on your own doorstep – why Jews all over the world are getting involved with Limmud?

Hear from one of the founders of Limmud about its astonishing worldwide spread and what makes Limmud so very remarkable. Hear the history, dream the future. Limmud must be one of the few things that Shimon Peres, the Times of London and the Russian Chief Rabbi agree on. Come and find out why in this inspirational session.

Az előadás magyar tolmácsolással lesz.

Előadás időpontja: 
h, 10/31/2011 - 12:00
Címkék: Vallás, Közösségek, Szövegtanulás, English

Wilderness: The Symbolism of Matan Torah – interactive text study

Why was the Torah given in the wilderness? What does the image of the desert symbolize? How else could it have been? In this session we will be looking at rabbinic texts, old and modern, as well as our own personal responses, to try to find an answer to these questions.

Előadás időpontja: 
h, 10/31/2011 - 12:00
Címkék: Közösségek, English

Building Jewish communities from the margins: new scenarios and dilemmas

The goal is to generate a debate about principles and concepts which are essential to build Jewish communities and to contrast them with reality. We will explore and discuss how communites could translate some core elements of Judaism when developing and engaging people.

Előadás időpontja: 
h, 10/31/2011 - 14:30
Címkék: Politika, Mások, English

DSK – two irreconcilable judicial systems

A case that brought to light the philosophical divide between the Anglo-American system of justice and the continental Napoleonic system. Was DSK set up, or were Europeans just shocked by what they discovered about the American system of justice?

Előadás időpontja: 
h, 10/31/2011 - 16:00