Talmud Torah of St. Paul

Where critical thinking
and Jewish values intersect


Trimester 3 (Spring 2018) Midrasha Electives

Monday Electives

Violence in Jewish Thought, 8:00 - 8:45 PM

We’re now in the second part of this course and it’s a good time to join! So: Shalom! That’s how we greet each other and what we pray for. But is Judaism really pro-peace, as we like to claim? We will look honestly at our sources to see if our tradition is, in fact, more complex and more interesting. There’s lots of room for discussion and personal opinions. Taught by Rabbi Yosi Gordon.


Wednesday Electives

- Politics and the Bible, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

It was our ancestors who invented politics by creating the first secular government in history. We weren’t ruled by a god-king; rather our rulers were humans, and governing was highly politicized. We can look at their world and see many parallels with the Trump administration, and that’s the subject of this class. Taught by Rabbi Yosi Gordon.


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