August 22 2012

Rabbi Yossi Jacobson - I find Judaism to be repressive; Is there room in Judaism for self-expression

“I find Judaism to be repressive; Is there room in Judaism for self-expression?”

From a lunchtime lecture held on August 15th 2012. Click here to go to the JBD event page.

Rabbi Leib (Lawrence) Kelemen is a Professor of Education at Neve Yerushalayim College of Jewish Studies for Women in Jerusalem, where he lectures undergraduate and graduate students in modern and medieval philosophy.Rabbi Kelemen brings to his lectures and writings his impressive academic background, as well as a myriad of life experiences, including those of a newspaper editor, skiing instructor and radio anchorman.

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March 26 2012

A Rabbi, A Priest and A Sheikh…..An Interfaith Discussion

A Rabbi, A Priest and ASheikh.....An Interfaith Discussion

Rabbi Avrohom Jacks, Sheikh Ramy Najmeddine and Father Hans Christiansen

From a lunchtime lecture held on March 15th 2012. Click here to go to the JBD event page.

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August 10 2011

Rabbi Aryeh Citron - Dispelling Halachic Myths

Dispelling Halachic Myths. Warning: This class may debunk age old "traditions". Why do Jews bury cutlery? Gentiles at a Seder Should Jews believe in omens?

From a lunchtime lecture held on August 4th 2011. Click here to go to the JBD event page.

Aryeh Citron was born in California and learned in Yeshivahs around the world before recieving his Smicha in Melbourne Australia. He lives in Miami where he teaches Torah to Jews of all ages. He recently authored a book called "The Practical Parsha" Weekly Halacha for Daily Living.

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June 20 2011

Rabbi Jacks - Where have all the Jews Gone?

Where have all the Jews gone? Why is the number of Jews shrinking? Why does it seem that young Jewish people are not as engaged in communal activities as their parents were? What is the secret to Jewish Continuity? How do we re-interest a new generation in our ancient heritage?

Part of the Talk of the Town series, every Thursday at 12.15pm at Wingate Group, 9/333 Collins St. Click here to go to the JBD event page.

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June 2 2011

Rabbi Jacks - Jews by Choice

Jews by Choice. Are converts looked down upon in Judaism? Why is conversion to Judaism so hard? Shouldn’t we be encouraging members of other faiths to join our People? What is the conversion controversy in Israel all about?

Part of the Talk of the Town series, every Thursday at 12.15pm at Wingate Group, 9/333 Collins St. Click here to go to the JBD event page.

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November 23 2010

Judaism and Homosexuality

Judaism and Homosexuality: An Authentic Orthodox View

A lecture delivered by Rabbi Chaim Rapoport for JBD on 23 November 2010 at the Juilliard Group boardroom.

Rabbi Rapoport from Manchester, UK, is a leading Rabbi, author and lecturer, who has dealt with many challenging contemporary Jewish issues. He is a member of the Chief Rabbi’s Cabinet, and Advisor to the Chief Rabbi on matters of Jewish Medical Ethics. In 2005, he established Machon Mayim Chaim, to explore "unique approaches" to Jewish learning. He also lectures to the United Synagogue Rabbinate at the London School of Jewish Studies.

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