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SHABBAT – HOW AND WHY? (ONLINE)
About the course
Shabbat is central to Jewish life, but understanding and observing its numerous and complex laws can be a daunting prospect.
In this course we will examine primary source texts to discover the philosophical and metaphysical basis for observing Shabbat.
– How we mark the beginning and ending of the period of Shabbat through ritual.
– What the Rabbis understood work and rest to mean, and how they derived the laws of Shabbat.
– What values are expressed in classical discussions of Shabbat laws.
The course is given in English, in collaboration with Paideia – the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden.
No prior knowledge about the subject is needed.
To apply for this course, you need basic computer skills and knowledge of how to use the digital platform Zoom. The school offers Zoom manuals and a training opportunity before the start of the course.
Course material is included in the cost for this course.
About the teacher
Eiran Davies is a rabbi with roots in London, England. He has studied at Montefiori endowment in London, Midrash sepharadi in Jerusalem and Yeshivat hamivtar in Efrat. He is also an artist, beekeeper and trained goldsmith.