Dinner, Learning, Drinks, Live Music!
7:30 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Choose your own adventure! Talks, Discussions (see below)
9:25 PM Open mic music, food and drinks
"The Mask: Deeper Insights into Purim" w Rabbi Mati Miller
Over the next few weeks we’ll be delving into the deeper meaning behind the holiday of Purim.
- Why do we dress up in costume?
- Why do we drink and feast?
- Why is this holiday so special?
"Jewish Mysticism Everyone Should Know" w Rabbi Carter Schwartz
How are we to understand the way the Torah/Bible goes into great detail about certain, seemingly obscure or not currently relevant topics while glossing over or ignoring entirely very central ones? The specific details and precise measurements given by the Torah regarding the Tabernacle were quite relevant to the characters in Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark; What is their relevance to regular people like us? Gigantic portions of the Torah including literally hundreds of commandments cannot be fulfilled today even in Israel; What can we take out of these portions on a practical level?