The Next Level with Rabbi Mark Wildes
Wednesdays, Jan 4-Feb 15 @8pm | MJE West | 131 w 86th St 10th fl | $5
Interested in taking your Jewish knowledge to the next level? Join Rabbi Mark Wildes for an in-depth study of the most fundamental aspects of Jewish law and practice as well as their philosophical underpinnings.
Jan. 4 | Shabbat 1: Why is Shabbat so fundamental to Judaism? Approach of Nachmanides and Rabbi S.R. Hirsch; importance of time over space and modern relevance with stories; begin study of Biblical/Rabbinic sources and commandments regarding the Sabbath.
Jan. 11 | Shabbat 2: Maimonides on the mitzvoth of Honor and Rejoicing in Shabbat and understanding the mitzvoth of Candle-lighting and Kiddush.
Jan. 18 | Shabbat 3: Understanding the mitzvoth of washing for bread, double loaves, three meals and Havdallah. Go through entire Shabbat w/ inspirational stories
Jan. 25 | Guest Speaker
Feb. 1 | Shabbat 4: The “No-No”s of Shabbat: What is “work” and why do we abstain from it on Shabbat? Study Dayan Grunfeld/Rav Hirsch’s philosophy of “melacha”.
Feb. 8 | Shabbat 5:“Bishul”or Cooking as an example of a “melacha”. Learn how to have hot food on Shabbat without violating Shabbat. Biblical & Rabbinic issues.
Feb. 15 | Shabbat 6: Study “Amira L’akum”/Non-Jewish Help on Shabbat an example of Rabbinic law.
Next Level is generously sponsored by Jeffrey and Suzanne Rubin in Memory of their
grandparents Seymour and Chana Lubliner and Bernard and Sarah Schwechter z”l