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October 2019

Outsiders Book Club

October 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on November 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 20, 2019 at 11:00 am


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

In honor of the Year of the Woman – celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage – this book club celebrates stories of women as outsiders. The protagonists of these novels, short stories and memoirs find themselves on the margins of society – as activists encountering political, sexual or social opposition, or minorities struggling to understand a new culture. Through reading benchmarks, thoughtful questions and group discussions, you’ll unpack women-centric narratives and themes. Each month, you skilled group leader Lucy…

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Medieval Jewish Thinkers in their Historical Contexts

October 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019


Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Jews, Muslims, and Christians asked many of the same questions in the Middle Ages: What is God? What are religious truths and what are our best sources for knowing them? What does God want from us? What is evil and where does it come from? How should we live a good life? This course will explore three of the major medieval Jewish thinkers—Saadia Gaon, Judah Halevi, and Maimonides—as we compare their answers to some of these questions in the context…

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February 2020

Outsiders Book Club

February 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
12 Eldridge St, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

January 24 The Female Persuasion, novel by Meg Wolizer February 21 Grace Paley: The Collected Stories, short stories by Grace Paley March 20 Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language, biography by Eva Hoffman. In honor of the Year of the Woman – celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage – this book club celebrates stories of women as outsiders. The protagonists of these novels, short stories and memoirs find themselves on the margins of society – as…

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March 2020

Medieval Jewish Thinkers in Their Historical Contexts II

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Adult Education Maimonides was the most important and most studied medieval Jewish philosopher, yet we still argue over what he really believed. How should we understand God? Do people have free will? Why is there evil in the world? What is the role of the Messiah? Will the dead be resurrected? Why should Jews observe halakha (Jewish law)? This course will explore the writings of Maimonides and compare his views on these questions to those of his predecessors including Saadia…

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From Freedom to Slavery and Back Again: The Biblical Book of Exodus

March 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Adult Education The exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt is the most important event in the Bible, and it became a powerful model for other liberation narratives. With expert instructor Dr. Regina Stein, you will read the story carefully, analyzing the way it unfolds, its characters and their motives, as you try to answer the simple question: what is the Torah trying to tell us and why? No previous knowledge of Hebrew or of the Bible is required.…

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Medieval Jewish Thinkers in Their Historical Contexts II

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Adult Education Maimonides was the most important and most studied medieval Jewish philosopher, yet we still argue over what he really believed. How should we understand God? Do people have free will? Why is there evil in the world? What is the role of the Messiah? Will the dead be resurrected? Why should Jews observe halakha (Jewish law)? This course will explore the writings of Maimonides and compare his views on these questions to those of his predecessors including Saadia…

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From Freedom to Slavery and Back Again: The Biblical Book of Exodus

March 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Adult Education The exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt is the most important event in the Bible, and it became a powerful model for other liberation narratives. With expert instructor Dr. Regina Stein, you will read the story carefully, analyzing the way it unfolds, its characters and their motives, as you try to answer the simple question: what is the Torah trying to tell us and why? No previous knowledge of Hebrew or of the Bible is required.…

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Medieval Jewish Thinkers in Their Historical Contexts II

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Adult Education Maimonides was the most important and most studied medieval Jewish philosopher, yet we still argue over what he really believed. How should we understand God? Do people have free will? Why is there evil in the world? What is the role of the Messiah? Will the dead be resurrected? Why should Jews observe halakha (Jewish law)? This course will explore the writings of Maimonides and compare his views on these questions to those of his predecessors including Saadia…

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From Freedom to Slavery and Back Again: The Biblical Book of Exodus

March 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Adult Education The exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt is the most important event in the Bible, and it became a powerful model for other liberation narratives. With expert instructor Dr. Regina Stein, you will read the story carefully, analyzing the way it unfolds, its characters and their motives, as you try to answer the simple question: what is the Torah trying to tell us and why? No previous knowledge of Hebrew or of the Bible is required.…

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Outsiders Book Club

March 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
12 Eldridge St, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

January 24The Female Persuasion, novel by Meg Wolizer February 21Grace Paley: The Collected Stories, short stories by Grace Paley March 20Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language, biography by Eva Hoffman. In honor of the Year of the Woman – celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage – this book club celebrates stories of women as outsiders. The protagonists of these novels, short stories and memoirs find themselves on the margins of society – as activists encountering political,…

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