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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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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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April 2020

Activism That Changed the World: The 19th Amendment

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Online Lecture August 2020 will mark the centennial of a pivotal moment in this country’s history – the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote in political elections. It was a hard-fought victory for the tenacious advocates at the center of the issue, whose decades of social agitation eventually changed the country’s political and social structure forever. Join Museum educator Barry Feldman for this online discussion exploring the 150 year social, civic and political course of…

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Ambition, Activism, and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the LES | Virtual Class

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Adult Education

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Ambition, Activism, and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the LES | Virtual Class

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Adult Education

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May 2020

Ambition, Activism, and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the LES | Virtual Class

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Adult Education

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Ambition, Activism, and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the LES | Virtual Class

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Adult Education

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Ambition, Activism, and Adaptation: Jewish Women of the LES | Virtual Class

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Adult Education

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