Everyone knows the idiom “different strokes for different folks.” Few, however, know the idiom “different views from different Jews” — on the afterlife.
Marc Saperstein is speaking in the middle of the week, but he wants his audience to think about the end…
Jewish people are not homogenous, Rabbi Samuel Stahl said. They are diverse in the way they practice their faith and at the extent to which they follow Jewish laws.
Many people fixate on the years on a tombstone, indicating birth and death. But the dash in between those two numbers, said Rabbi Samuel Stahl, is perhaps more significant.
Larry Terkel was originally put off by some of Judaism’s apparent “superficial practice.” After spending a year in India, learning about yoga and meditation and diving deeper into the religious tradition, Terkel said he’s “come to really appreciate some of the mystical teachings of Judaism.” He’s practiced Jewish Kabbalah meditation every day for 46 years.
Georgia and Ukraine are somewhat “off the beaten track” of American familiarity, but Ori Soltes will use the countries to illuminate larger questions of what kind of role religion plays in society, what role it can play and if religion is a force of unity or disunity.
Jared Jacobsen and the Chautauqua community will celebrate that significance at Sunday’s Sacred Song Service at 8 p.m. in the Amphitheater. The service’s theme is “Strengthening Ties in the Family of Abraham.”
Richard Rodriguez will join radio host Krista Tippett today at 2 p.m. in the Hall of Philosophy for a conversation on the American consciousness, which is Week Seven’s Interfaith Lecture theme.
Americans describe their ethnicity with hyphens. When an immigrant comes to the United States, citizens become “Chinese-American,” or “Italian-American.” This modification, Jeffrey Lesser said, is representative of the fact that Americans strongly believe immigrants “come to the United States and better themselves upon arrival because the United States is intrinsically great.”
Instruments are not allowed to be a part of Jum’ah, but they are not needed. Kaiser Aslam’s voice was uplifted and transformed into its own musical organ as the azaan resonated through the Hall of Christ.