5772 — Ki Tetze: The Obligatory War

Posted by Daniel Landes on August 30, 2012
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Devarim (Deuteronomy), Ki Tetze

Rabbi Daniel Landes discusses Ki Tetze.

Rabbi Landes will be speaking across the US this Autumn:

Saturday, September 8th, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
“The Emergence of Jewish Time”
Exploring the Wisdom of the Talmud – Session I

After the fall of the 2nd Temple in 70 CE, the sages of the Talmud establish the sanctity of time over space. Through the cycle of Shabbat, the new moon and regular holidays, the Talmud erects a structure by which we understand our place in time.

Advance reservations required for this free program: 415-292-1233 or email Arts@jccsf.org

Congregation Beth Sholom
301 14th Avenue (near the corner of Clement Street)
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-221-8736 * www.bethsholomsf.org

Sunday, September 9th, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

“The Conversation: The Power of Jewish Narrative.”
The Kickstart LimmudLA: Celebration & Fundraiser featuring a discussion with Rabbi Landes

LA River Center & Gardens
570 West Avenue 26
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Sunday, October 14th, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

“The Ferocity of Jewish Intellectual Debate”
Exploring the Wisdom of the Talmud – Session II

The Talmud is highlighted by open debate and back and forth of opposing ideas. The minority opinion is considered and preserved, even after the outcome is reached. And at times, the sages of the Talmud fail to arrive at a decisive conclusion. Learn about how our people established a heritage of questioning and civil discourse.

Advance reservations required for this free program.
Call 415-292-1233 or email Arts@jccsf.org.

Congregation Emanu-El
2 Lake Street (at the corner of Lake and Arguello)
San Francisco, CA 94118
415 751-2535 * www.emanuelsf.org

Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th

Rabbi Danny Landes joins Congregation Beth Israel as Scholar-in-Residence

Congregation Beth Israel
1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94703
510-843-5246 * www.cbiberkeley.org

Sunday, November 4th, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

“The Search for Jewish Identity”
Exploring the Wisdom of the Talmud – Session III

The post Temple era demanded an answer to the question, “Who is a Jew?”. This inquiry remains vital to our community, especial in our modern era of pluralism and assimilation. Learn about our sages’ views of Jewish peoplehood and the borders of our community.

Advance reservations required for this free program.
Call 415-292-1233 or email Arts@jccsf.org.

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

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About Daniel Landes

Born in Chicago, Danny studied in Chicago with Rabbi M.B. Sacks, the Menachem Tzion; in Israel with Reb Aryeh Levin, the Tzadik of Jerusalem, with the great mystic R. Zvi Yehudah Kook, and with the Chief Rabbi R. Avrum Shapiro. In New York he studied with the Rav, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik; and in Los Angeles with the Av Beit Din R. Shmuel Katz (on whose rabbinical court he served).

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