CATALOG

 

Class 1 Wednesday, April 30 2014 
The Perils of Perfectionism 
Why Half-Measures Can Be Good Enough 
The motivational books shout, "Only the best will do! Do it right or don’t do it at all!" Is this the healthiest approach? Is it OK to be happy with second best? The Jewish calendar has a built-in mechanism that balances our dreams of perfection with our imperfect reality.
Class 2 Wednesday, May 7 2014 
Positive Thinking 
Three Reasons Why It’s So Powerful 
Does positive thinking produce real results or is it simply a placebo? We put it to the test by looking at biblical episodes where positive thinking is in the spotlight. Does it work? Why? And where do we draw the line between positive thinking and wishful, dangerous thinking?
May 14,21,28 and June 11,18,25 
Class 6 Tuesday, June 3 2014 Shavuot 
The King of the Jews 
An Inside Look at the Life of King David 
King David has been assured his place in history, but at the time he ruled, he faced vicious opposition, mutiny, and relentless slander. Find out how the father of Jewish monarchy salvaged his reputation and built a model for benevolent kingship.
Class 10 Wednesday, July 2 2014 
Dreaming of Redemption 
Why Moshiach Makes a Difference to Our Lives 
Judaism believes in monotheism, social justice, and developing our world. So why are we obsessed with Moshiach? Is it the anticipation of reward? Of utopia? Something far more fundamental must lie at the heart of the great Jewish hope.
Class 11 Wednesday, July 9 2014 
Master a Mitzvah 
Finding Our Niche in Judaism 
Are you a charity champion? A kashrut connoisseur? Passionate about prayer? Destiny has granted each of us one particular mitzvah which we must embrace and make our own. Discover how to identify your unique calling and why it so important to who you are.
Class 12 Wednesday, July 16 2014 
How to Heal Hatred 
The Psychology of Animosity 
Some people drive us mad, while others don’t bother us at all. Why? What makes us angry? The ancient animosity between the Israelites and Midianites serves as a paradigm for all conflicts—and how to resolve them.

 

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