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“Women Change Crisis to Opportunity”

Women’s Study Days – February-March 2017. Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – Kehillat Eshel Avraham, Beersheva; Tuesday, February 21, 2017 – Kehillat Hod V’Hadar, Kfar Saba; Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – Kibbutz Hanaton

Jewish Learning in English – SPRING 2017

English Lecture Series in Jewish Studies, March-June 2017 at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, eight lectures per series. Discounts for early registration or for more than one series.

Jewish Life & Learning

Why is it Customary to Place a Stone on a Grave?

After checking dozens of books we have learned that there are three customs related to dirt, grass and stones at the end of the burial service or after visiting a grave. We shall present them in chronological order with the sources and explanations we have found for each custom.

Evolution: a Moral and Religious Imperative

We read in the second chapter of Breishit that Adam, the first fruit of creation, was fashioned from the adama, the earth. Later in the same chapter we read that the intention was for Adam work the land and protect it. However…