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  • SESSION 1 - THE MYSTICAL, 10 - 11 am

    Journey of the Soul
    Rabbi Nechemia Vogel

    What is a soul? Where is it from, where is it going and why is it here? Is it possible to expire before our time is up? Is death painful for the soul? How does Judaism define life? How do we reconcile the premium value that Judaism places on life in the here and now with the Jewish belief in theeternality of the soul and a splendid Afterlife?

    Chana - A Prayer for All Time (for women only)
    Mrs. Chany Mochkin

    Chana , a prophetess in her own right, is also well known for being the mother of Samuel the prophet. Initially, though,Chana was barren. When praying for a childChana gave us the concept of silent, personal prayer, and her prayer serves as the source for several fundamental laws of prayer. What is so special aboutChana's prayer and why is it read on Rosh Hashanah?

    BRUNCH, 11 - 11:30 am

    SESSION 2 - THE TALMUDIC, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    The Sanctity of Life - Whose Life?
    Rabbi Nechemia Vogel

    A parent in the Holocaust struggles to decide whether to ransom his son from certain death, because he knows that the guard will seize another Jewish boy in his son's stead. What is our obligation to others - and to ourselves? Can we ever sacrifice one life to save many others? Explore the Talmudic principles that address these difficult issues.

    The Sounds of the Shofar - Morse Code?
    Rabbi Dovid Mochkin

    Ever wonder about the strange sets of sounds of the Shofar? Why long and short, then again and again? Study the original Torah verses, then delve into the fascinating Talmudic discussion as to how to interpret the verses and fulfill the obligation of Shofar. This Rosh Hashanah, hearing the Shofar will have a whole new depth and meaning.

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