28 Heshvan 5778
17 November 2017
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London School of Jewish Studies

Seven Difficult Problems

  • Subject: Philosophy
  • Start date: 30 October
  • Duration: 7 weeks
  • Day(s): Monday
  • Start time: 8:00 pm
  • End time: 9:30 pm

Responding to challenging religious questions

Are you annoyed by weak apologetic answers to hard questions about Judaism today? Based on the weekly sidra this course will discuss these problems, analyse unsatisfactory solutions and then try to present new approaches that don’t require you to ignore your common sense or the more convincing findings of modern thought. Our ancient Tradition has deep resources that can help us to cope with the challenges of modernity. But we need to uncover them, reflect on them, and then try to put them into practice. That’s what this course is all about.

30 Oct
Vayera: is God always right?

6 Nov
Chaye Sarah: does it matter that humans evolved from other species?

13 Nov
Toldot: what does it mean to be the ‘Chosen People’?

20 Nov
Vayetze: why did God create the universe?

27 Nov
Vayishlach: how do you fight evil?

4 Dec
Vayeshev: is idolatry really an issue anymore?

11 Dec
Mikketz: what does a Jew have to believe?


Pre- book for this 7 week course by clicking on ADD TO BASKET. Pay at the door per session £12 (concession £10).