Alma Beit Midrash Series

Dr. Zohar Raviv The Wondering Jew Series – Who Makes the Whole in the Donut

1-28-2013_001      We are very fortunate to once again have Dr. Zohar Raviv present a series of lectures in English sponsored by Alma College in Tel Aviv.  The first of five in a series titled “The Wondering Jew”. This first lecture deals with the topic: “Between Good, Bad and Evil  in Jewish Thought or Who Makes The Hole In The Donut. You can listen to the podcast and/or see the video of the presentation on israelseen. You can also hear and see Dr. Raviv’s other series on israelseen by searching Zohar Raviv.

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Hebrew Culture in English

Alma’s custom courses for English-speakers explore Hebrew culture by probing with learners key classical and contemporary texts, ideas, and dilemmas shaping Jewish and Israeli identities.
The Wondering Jew
Five consecutive Sundays, starting January 27, from 19:00 to 21:00
Session 1. Between Good, Bad, and Evil: A Walk in the Divine Park

Session 2. Who Will Save Us? Between The Messiah and The Messianic Era

Session 3. Embracing Auschwitz: The Perils of Holocaust Narratives

Session 4. A City of God: 16th Century Kabbalah in Tzfat

Session 5. Topic to be determined in advance by the students


Lecturer: Dr. Zohar Raviv

For more information and to register,  call 03-5663031, Ext. 1

Dr. Zohar Raviv, a noted Jewish educator in Israel, North America, Europe, South Africa, and Australia, is Chief Education Officer for Taglit-Birthright Israel. Previously, Zohar was Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Oberlin College (Ohio) and a Hebrew University Florence Melton Scholar to North America. Zohar received his Ph.D. in Jewish Thought from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and is a graduate of Bar-Ilan University (B.A., Land of Israel Studies) and Brandeis University (joint M.A., Judaic Studies and Jewish Education).

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