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Tuesday
May 5, 2015

16 Iyar, 5775
JLI: The Dynamic Duo 8:00 pm Schedule reminder for this event Download this event
If we have a written law, why do we need tradition? And if we have a tradition, what's the point of a written law? Discover the brilliance of this binary system, and how it has kept Jewish tradition intact for millennia.
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Tuesday
May 12, 2015

23 Iyar, 5775
JLI: A Formula for Eternity 8:00 pm Schedule reminder for this event Download this event
Circumstances change, and, in most cases, so do the rules--unless, that is, the rules were created as principles with a unique formula to make them apply to any situation that may arise. Explore the systematic formula through which Jewish law is applied to solve new, modern-day dilemmas.

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Tuesday
May 19, 2015

1 Sivan, 5775
JLI: Rabbis making rules 8:00 pm Schedule reminder for this event Download this event
Is my rabbi allowed to change the law when he deems it necessary? When do rabbis have the power to legislate new laws? And what prevents a rabbi from unilaterally changing the face of Judaism?


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Tuesday
May 26, 2015

8 Sivan, 5775
JLI: Debating the divine 8:00 pm Schedule reminder for this event Download this event
The Talmud is filled with all kinds of debates. If the law is Divine, should there be any room for discussion? When there are differences of opinion, how do we determine the law? And why does the Talmud record opinions that were ultimately overruled?



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Tuesday
June 2, 2015

15 Sivan, 5775
JLI: Laws that Expire 8:00 pm Schedule reminder for this event Download this event
While most Jewish practices are as relevant today as ever, some laws have reasons that no longer apply. When does a law expire? How is it revoked? And why might we choose to continue a practice even once its rationale is no longer relevant?




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