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Report From Dublin

Thumb_Ireland2 Rabbi Glazer recently participated in Philosophizing Monotheism, a conference at the National University of Ireland, Dublin. On his return to the States, he shared the inspiring report below. The wonderful conference was the culmination of an ongoing relationship I have been cultivating with a group of Israeli academics. I’ve done so with a few intentions […] http://bethsholomsf.org/report-from-dublin/ Continue Reading...

Vayikra – Leviticus 1:1-5:26

Thumbnail_CoverDesign_ParashatVayikra It was recently reported that some Bible teachers at a Californian Christian seminary cited the lack of recycling bins on campus as a pure expression of their faith – namely, that by using up resources as quickly as possible, they were hastening the coming of the Lord and the New Creation. With the rise of […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vayikra-leviticus-11-526-2/ Continue Reading...

Shul School Is Back In Session!

ThinkingMatters_wide Our popular Thinking Matters: Modern Jewish Philosophy mini-course series kicks off a new semester next week! Below, we provide an overview of September – November 2016 Thinking Matters course offerings. (The full 2016–17 mini-course overview can be accessed by clicking here.) Join our impressive line-up of local star teachers and CBS experts to wrestle with […] http://bethsholomsf.org/shul-school-is-back-in-session/ Continue Reading...

A Visit From Rabbi Yonatan Neril

thumbnail_rabbiyonatanneril_achshavyisrael_december2016 This past Sunday afternoon, December 18, the Achshav Yisrael committee of CBS presented its seventh program, “Israel’s Environmental Challenges and the Relevance of Jewish Teachings.” Just below, Achshav Yisrael committee member Eileen Auerbach provides a full report and some photographs snapped during the gathering. * * * * * Rabbi Yonatan Neril, founder and Executive […] http://bethsholomsf.org/a-visit-from-rabbi-yonatan-neril/ Continue Reading...

Israel’s Environmental Challenges and the
Relevance of Jewish Teachings

thumbnail_interfaithcenter Buy your tickets our upcoming Achshav Yisrael program! “Israel’s Environmental Challenges and the Relevance of Jewish Teachings” will take place on Sunday, December 18, 3 – 5 p.m., in Koret Hall. Join Achshav Yisrael and Rabbi Yonatan Neril to learn about ecology in Israel and what Jewish wisdom has to teach us about environmentalism. Rabbi […] http://bethsholomsf.org/israels-environmental-challenges-the-relevance-of-jewish-teachings/ Continue Reading...

Ekev — Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25

Thumbnail_CoverDesign_Ekev Why do bad things happen to good people if a beneficent Creator created the world? This problematic question perennially troubles us, and so too did it trouble philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. In his book Théodicée (Theodicy) (1709), written seven years before his death, Leibniz strives to develop a strategy that will clear God of the charge […] http://bethsholomsf.org/ekev-deuteronomy-712-1125/ Continue Reading...

Va’et’hanan — Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11

Thumb_CoverDesign_VaEtHanan What is empathy to you? German philosopher Theodor Lipps (1851–1914) often reflected on the quality of empathy, or Einfühlung, seeing it as a key to understanding our aesthetic experiences as well as the primary basis for recognizing each other as thinking, acting creatures. Lipps contends that empathy explains the felt immediacy of our aesthetic appreciation […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vaethanan-deuteronomy-323-711/ Continue Reading...

Balak — Numbers 22:2 – 25:9

Thumb_CoverDesign_Balak2 “How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwellings, O Israel!” (Numbers 24: 5). Renowned Italian author, Umberto Eco (1932-2016) once tellingly remarked, “I think a book should be judged 10 years later, after reading and re-reading it.” So how do we react each time we enter into our sacred spaces of worship and re-read […] http://bethsholomsf.org/balak-numbers-222-259/ Continue Reading...