A new series of shiurim with Rabbi Jesse Shore: “Ideas and Opinions about Faith - Good, Bad or Taboo.”
Some people are of the opinion that faith is a bad thing - that we believe in something despite evidence to the contrary. Others believe that faith is a good thing - committing to a belief, not despite evidence to the contrary, but despite the hardships that may arise from our commitments. Finally, some say that, regardless of how one understands the concept of faith, it has become a taboo topic in the Orthodox community. In this shiur we will discuss these ideas, drawing primarily from the essay “The Lonely Man of Faith” by Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik. We hope to gain a deeper understanding of faith that emerges from the encounter between ancient Jewish thought and the advance of modernity.
Thursdays, December 7, 14, 21; January 11, 18, and 25, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in the Beit Midrash. No charge, both men and women are welcome.