Understanding Jewish Fasts
Rabbi Yaakov Jaffe
Tuesdays, 9:00 – 10:30 AM
4 Sessions: July 5, 12, 19 and August 2
Maimonides School (34 Philbrick Rd. in Brookline)
$80 – Register here
Open to women only.
“Studying with Rabbi Jaffe is exciting. He does a masterful job of organizing each class… it is accessible yet challenging and always illuminating.”
In this four-part series, we will examine the Biblical basis of the Jewish fasts and understand the reason why Jews refrain from eating on certain days during the calendar. Themes of repentance and redemption, mourning and memory will be considered, along with the vision of when we will no longer need to fast. The class will involve an in-depth study of Zecharya chapters 7-8, looking at the poetry, history, and halacha of the section, with a careful consideration of the implications for our fasting today.
Rabbi Yaakov Jaffe serves as the rabbi of the Maimonides Minyan and as a member of the Judaic Studies Faculty at Maimonides School. He received his ordination and doctorate from Yeshiva University, where he holds graduate degrees in Bible, Jewish History, and Jewish Education. Besides teaching at Ma’ayan, Rabbi Jaffe has lectured and written widely on topics in Medieval Jewish History, Jewish Education, and Jewish Law. Rabbi Jaffe’s unique approach to Tanach, Tefillah, and Hebrew poetry is informed by his B.A. in English literature from Columbia University and the historicist approach to the study of ancient texts.+ More... - Less...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
34 Philbrick Rd
Brookline, MA 02445
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