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Light Against Darkness: The Miraculous Survival of Chanuka

with Shai Secunda Monday, December 12 @ 7pm

Yeshivat Bein Hazmanim

For college students and recent graduates, women and men.
Sunday-Saturday, December 25-31; Friday-Friday, December 30-January 6 (join us for one week or two)

Winter Week of Learning

Minor Miracles: Chanuka and Purim- Commonalities and Contrasts
Sunday, December 25 – Wednesday, December 28

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    Sun Dec 04

    Drisha@The Met: The Jerusalem that the Ramban Saw
    Aaron Koller

    12:30 PM

    Drisha@The Met: The Jerusalem that the Ramban Saw
    Aaron Koller
    Sunday, December 4, at 12:30
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    Price: $ 40.00

    CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE EMAIL INQUIRY@DRISHA.ORG TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST.

    Besides the small Jewish community that lived there, medieval Jerusalem was the object of religious dreams for Jews around the world, and a pilgrimage destination for those who had the opportunity to travel there. Maimonides, R. Yehuda ha-Levi (author of the Kuzari), and Nahmanides, were among those who visited. But it is difficult for modern people to imagine what the city was like 750 years ago, when political control of the city was fought over by the Muslims and Christians, but culture flowed freely from one group to the other. The Jews who lived there were mostly Karaites, and there was a Samaritan community nearby, as well, adding even further complexity to the landscape of the city.

    Please join us for a text study tour of the exhibit “Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven” currently on exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This tour will use the Met’s rich exhibit as a way of exploring what Jerusalem looked like, in real life and in fantasies, to medieval Jews. If available, bring a tablet or smartphone, as we will be sharing images and other media materials as we walk around the exhibit to complement what is in front of us.

    Space on the tour is limited. We will maintain an active waiting list once registration has closed.

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    Sun Dec 04

    Drisha @ The Met: The Jerusalem that Ramban Saw
    Aaron Koller

    3:00 PM

    Drisha @ The Met: The Jerusalem that Ramban Saw
    Aaron Koller
    Sunday, December 4, at 3
    museum-class-full

    Price: $ 40.00

    CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE EMAIL INQUIRY@DRISHA.ORG TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST.

    Besides the small Jewish community that lived there, medieval Jerusalem was the object of religious dreams for Jews around the world, and a pilgrimage destination for those who had the opportunity to travel there. Maimonides, R. Yehuda ha-Levi (author of the Kuzari), and Nahmanides, were among those who visited. But it is difficult for modern people to imagine what the city was like 750 years ago, when political control of the city was fought over by the Muslims and Christians, but culture flowed freely from one group to the other. The Jews who lived there were mostly Karaites, and there was a Samaritan community nearby, as well, adding even further complexity to the landscape of the city.

    Please join us for a text study tour of the exhibit “Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven” currently on exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This tour will use the Met’s rich exhibit as a way of exploring what Jerusalem looked like, in real life and in fantasies, to medieval Jews. If available, bring a tablet or smartphone, as we will be sharing images and other media materials as we walk around the exhibit to complement what is in front of us.

    Space on the tour is limited. We will maintain an active waiting list once registration has closed.

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    Tue Dec 06

    Drisha @The Met: The Jerusalem that the Ramban Saw
    Aaron Koller

    11:00 AM

    Drisha @The Met: The Jerusalem that the Ramban Saw
    Aaron Koller
    Tuesday, December 6, at 11am
    museum-class-full

    Price: $ 40.00

    CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE EMAIL INQUIRY@DRISHA.ORG TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST.

    Besides the small Jewish community that lived there, medieval Jerusalem was the object of religious dreams for Jews around the world, and a pilgrimage destination for those who had the opportunity to travel there. Maimonides, R. Yehuda ha-Levi (author of the Kuzari), and Nahmanides, were among those who visited. But it is difficult for modern people to imagine what the city was like 750 years ago, when political control of the city was fought over by the Muslims and Christians, but culture flowed freely from one group to the other. The Jews who lived there were mostly Karaites, and there was a Samaritan community nearby, as well, adding even further complexity to the landscape of the city.

    Please join us for a text study tour of the exhibit “Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven” currently on exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This tour will use the Met’s rich exhibit as a way of exploring what Jerusalem looked like, in real life and in fantasies, to medieval Jews. If available, bring a tablet or smartphone, as we will be sharing images and other media materials as we walk around the exhibit to complement what is in front of us.

    Space on the tour is limited. We will maintain an active waiting list once registration has closed.

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    Mon Dec 12

    Light against Darkness: The Miraculous Survival of the Holiday of Channuka
    Shai Secunda

    7:00 PM

    Light against Darkness: The Miraculous Survival of the Holiday of Channuka
    Shai Secunda
    Monday, December 12, 7-8pm
    menorah-course

    Price: $ 0.00

    The holiday of Hanukkah was one of many celebrations connected to the Hasmoneans, and virtually the only one to have survived antiquity. How can we explain the curious survival of Hanukkah – a holiday that celebrates the re-dedication of a temple later destroyed? Why did Hanukkah’s flickering lights continue to outshine the darkness?

    This is the Renee and Alexander Bohm Memorial Lecture.

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    Sun Dec 25

    Winter Week- Minor Miracles: Chanuka and Purim- Commonalities and Contrasts
    Drisha Faculty

    10:00 AM

    Winter Week- Minor Miracles: Chanuka and Purim- Commonalities and Contrasts
    Drisha Faculty
    Sunday-Wednesday, December 25-28
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    Price: $ 200.00

    Teachers include Miriam Gedwiser, Aaron Koller, David Silber, Malka Simkovich, and Devora Steinmetz.

    You will be able to register for individual classes or the full four-day program.

    Details coming soon.

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    Sun Dec 25

    Yeshivat Bein Hazmanim
    Drisha Faculty

    2:30 PM

    Yeshivat Bein Hazmanim
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    Price: $ 300.00

    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY

    For college students and recent graduates, women and men.

    Competing Commitments: Navigating A Complex World 
    Jewish religious life is predicated on obligation. But what do we do when our commitments conflict with each other? Join our beit midrash as we inquire into core texts on negotiating obligations in the complex reality of our lives.

    Join us for two weeks:
    Sunday, December 25, 2016 – Friday, January 6, 2017

    Or for one week:
    Sunday, December 25-Saturday, December 31
    or
    erev Shabbat, December 30-Friday, January 6

    Cost for Full Program: $300
    Cost for One Week: $200 (use coupon code “oneweek”)

    NOTE: You must fill out an application.

    Sunday, December 25, 2016 – Friday, January 6, 2017

Support Drisha

At Drisha, people of all ages and backgrounds study Torah in an inclusive Beit Midrash, marked by deeply rigorous and honest learning, a commitment to the Jewish people, and a passion for connecting our study of texts with our individual and communal lives.

I learned what it means to bring your whole self to Torah study. This meant challenging myself and others to formulate an idea honestly and with clarity, grappling with an idea within a previously held worldview, bringing every discipline and insight to the table as a potential tool to understanding, and sharing a joy and enthusiasm with the community of students of Torah that surrounded me.

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