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>  2019-2020 General Information & Syllabus  

Below please find class notes and handouts:

>  #1: Taste - God         
> #1a:  Further Reading
> #1b:  Torah Texts About God    

>  #2:  Taste - Torah
>  #2a:  Selected Texts
>  #2b:  Additional Materials

>  #3:  Taste - Israel & Community

>  #4:  Hebrew Calendar, Holidays and Shabbat (slides)
>  #4:  Hebrew Calendar, Holidays and Shabbat (outline)
>  #4a:  Additional Materials

> #5:  The High Holy Days (slides)
> #5:  The High Holy Days (outline)
> #5a:  Additional Materials

> #6: The Holidays: Hanukkah, Purim, Sukkot, Pesach & Shavuot (slides)
> #6: The Holidays: Hanukkah, Purim, Sukkot, Pesach & Shavuot (outline)
> #6a: Additional Materials

> #7: The Bible: Torah, Prophets & Writings (slides)
> #7: The Bible: Torah, Prophets & Writings (outline)
> #7a: Additional Biblical Texts
> #7b: Chart

> #8: Mishna & Talmud (slides)
> #8: Mishna & Talmud (outline)
> #8a: Additional Materials
> #8b: 2 Fun Examples of Talmudic Logic

> #9: Midrash, Halacha & Jewish Legal Codes (slides)
> #9: Midrash, Halacha & Jewish Legal Codes (outline)

> #10 Jewish Mysticism: Kabbalah & Zohar (slides)
> #10 Jewish Mysticism: Kabbalah & Zohar (outline)
> #10a Additional Materials

> #11 The Prayerbook & Prayer (slides)
> #11 The Prayerbook & Prayer (outline)
> #11a The Learners' Guide to Blessings

> #12 Jewish History: Creation - 19th Century (slides)
> #12 Jewish History: Creation - 19th Century (outline)
> #12a Timeline of Jewish History and Heritage
(click HERE for interactive web site)

> #13 Judaism and Christianity (slides)
> #13 Judaism and Christianity (outline)

> #14 The 20th Century (Zionism, Antisemitism & the Holocaust)-(slides)
> #14 The 20th Century (Zionism, Antisemitism & the Holocaust)-(outline)
> #14a Additional Materials

> #15 Sacred Space: Temple & Synagogue - Home & Kashruit (slides)
> #15 Sacred Space: Temple & Synagogue - Home & Kashruit (outline)

> #16 Life Cycles: Brit Milah, B’nai Mitzvah - Marriage - Divorce - Funerals (slides)
> #16 Life Cycles: Brit Milah, B’nai Mitzvah - Marriage - Divorce - Funerals (outline)

> #17 Jewish Community: Conversion, Movements, Synagogue Life, etc. (slides)
> #17 Jewish Community: Conversion, Movements, Synagogue Life, etc. (outline)

> #18 Sexuality (slides)
> #18 Sexuality (outline)

Jewish Literacy 2
>  When Bad Things Happen:  Evil & Tragedy
>  Medical Ethics
>  Personal & Business Ethics
Notes for Jewish Literacy Class