spirals

With Rabbi Getzel Davis & Leora Mallach How could Shabbat, Shmitah (sabbatical), and agricultural cycles disrupt our assumptions about what it means to own, rest, and relate to the earth and each other? We will delve into rabbinic and biblical agricultural wisdom to inform our contemporary understandings and practice. This class meets for six Tuesday […]

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ט״ז באייר ה׳תשע״ט (May 21, 2019)

Join us as we consider what Jewish tradition has to teach us about negotiating the ethical challenges we all face. Each class will examine a different issue in the light of both traditional and contemporary texts. Our teachers include rabbis, academics, and executives from Jewish organizations, all of whom will guide us toward the discovery […]

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ט״ו בשבט ה׳תשע״ח (January 31, 2018)

Tu Bishvat is a busy time for Ganei Beantown! Tu Bishvat, the 15th of the month of Shvat, serves a legal purpose. Jewish law forbids eating the fruit of a tree in the land of Israel before it is three years old. Tu Bishvat was instituted as the day when all the trees aged a […]

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י״ט בשבט ה׳תשע״ו (January 29, 2016)