Beginning next week -- at the
Seymour J. Abrams Orthodox Union Jerusalem World Center
(the “Israel Center”),
22 Keren HaYesod Street, Jerusalem,
Wednesday evenings (opening session on 29 Av / 23 August), 7:30-8:30,
NEVER BEFORE PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC...
AN EXCITING, UNIQUE, NEW SERIES FOR THINKING PEOPLE!
It will challenge your Judaism; it will change your life....
“Truth Will Sprout from the Earth”:
How Many Truths?
How Many Legitimate Pathways to G-d?
(Is ‘Pluralism’ a Dirty Word?)
Forays of the Mind and Spirit
Compiled by Chaim Eisen
SYNOPSIS: We readily perceive divine truths as monolithic -- indeed, we affirm that there is one absolute Truth that transcends this world. Yet, as this series demonstrates -- through analyzing numerous citations from the Talmud, the Midrash, and the writings of classic rabbinical commentators -- in this world, truth is inexorably manifold and subjective. Granted, this is no license to accept anything as true. However, it demands of us to rethink our definition of truth, our attitude toward those with whom we disagree, and, ultimately, the purpose and goal of our lives and of this world.
Unit 1. Introduction: How Many Pathways to G-d?
Unit 2. How Many Right Answers in Jewish Law?
Unit 3. How Many Right Answers in Jewish Thought?
Unit 4. How Many Ideal Careers in Judaism -- Individually and Communally?
Unit 5. How Many Paths to a Worthy and Everlasting Life?
Unit 6. How Many Nations Have a Significant Role to Play?
Unit 7. Conclusion: How Many Divine Truths Within?
Unit 8. Epilogue: Beyond Pluralism