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From Sinai to Seinfeld: Jews and Their Jokes – Etz Chaim

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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A treasure of irresistible jokes provides the organizing principle for a presentation of 10 major themes in Jewish history– from the Israelite relationship with God to the growing divide between cultural and religious Judaism in the early 21st century.  The course demonstrates that the most resonant Jewish jokes are deeply revealing sign posts along our Jewish journey. Treating Jewish jokes as text, the course invites students to analyze and interpret the evolving concerns, styles, rhythms, preoccupations, and values of the Jewish people that lie buried deep in words that make us laugh as Jews, and that bond us as a people. (10 sessions)

Etz Chaim members register directly with Rolly Cohen, Melton Director, at 847.291.7788 x 1304 or rolly@bjechicago.org . To register and pay by check, please contact Rolly.

Monday mornings, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Begins February 18, 2019

Instructor: Rabbi Yehoshua Ben-Avraham

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Details

Date:
February 18
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Venue

Etz Chaim
1710 S. Highland Avenue
Lombard, IL United States
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