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      November 23, 2017

      Thursday   8:00 PM - 9:30 PM (weekly on Thursdays for 6 times)

      4059 Dempster Street
      Skokie, Illinois 60076

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      Great Debates in Jewish History

      Are you up for debate? You should be! After all, debate is not only encouraged within Judaism but resides at the very heart of our history and theology.

      Join us for "Great Debates”, the new course from the Jewish Learning Institute (JLI). Great Debates explores six fundamental conflicts that pitted the greatest Jewish minds against each other, including several historic issues that are still being debated today.

      Study the gripping storylines of six fascinating eras, and understand the intellectual tension which drives them, and see their effect on the most fundamental of Jewish beliefs.
      The course surveys these six debates:
      Dead Sea Scrolls - Dead Sea Sect vs Rabbinic Interpretation
      Suicide at Masada - Militant Nationalism vs Religious Institutionalism
      The Maimonidean Controversy - Faith vs Reason
      Renewal of The Sanhedrin - Active Messianism vs Passive Messianism
      Chasidism - Divine Transcendence vs Divine Immanence
      Separation of Church and State - Religion in Public vs Religion as a Private Affair

      There are four options:
      Option 1: Six Sunday Mornings, starting Sunday, October 29, 10:30am-12:00pm
      Option 2: Six Sunday Evenings, starting Sunday, October 29, 7:00pm-8:30pm
      Option 3: Six Thursday Mornings, starting Thursday, November 2, 10:30am-12:00pm
      Option 4: Six Thursday Evenings, starting Thursday, November 2, 8:00pm-9:30pm

      Register at or call Rabbi Yochanan at 847 677 1770

      Cost: Payment required - Fee: $100 (textbook included). 10% off when two or more sign up together. Full or partial scholarships may be available via the Dr. Reading Dallal JLI Scholarship Fund.

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      This event repeats weekly on Thursdays for 6 times:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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