1 Adar 5777
27 February 2017
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London School of Jewish Studies

Defending the Faith – Wednesday

  • Subject: Religion
  • Start date: 11 May
  • Duration: 7 weeks
  • Day(s): Wednesday
  • Start time: 10:00 am
  • End time: 2:21 pm

Learn how and why some of our prayers and biblical commentaries argued against Christian ideas.

This thought provoking course will look at some of the most difficult texts in Jewish history. You will understand the history and context in which these passages were written and how modern Jewish thought has moved to an approach based on reconciliation, understanding and peace.

10/11 May
Did Rashi respond Christianity in his Bible commentary?

17/18 May
How did Christian Biblical Commentary influence the Torah commentary of Rashbam?

24/25 May
The 19th blessing of the amidah: who is being cursed? Pt 1

31/1 June
Half Term

7/8 June
The 19th blessing: who is being cursed? Pt II

14/15 June
The shield and sword of Leon of Modena

21/22 June
Buber and Schmidt: disputation and polemic

28/29 June
Faith after the Holocaust: Rabbi Dr Eliezer Berkowitz