Sundays, 10/17, 11/21, 12/12, 1/9, 2/13
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
The Talmudic rabbis understood quite well that human beings have desires that cannot be negated. Instead of labeling these desires as sins, or forbid them altogether, the Talmudic rabbis created a system to limit our impulses, through which we can live a more productive (and guilt-free) life.
Class 1: The idea of Mitzvot as boundaries, and rabbinic authority.
Class 2: Work
Class 3: Money
Class 4: Sex
Class 5: Food
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Rabbi Lia Bass was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is the first woman from Latin America to be ordained as a Rabbi by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. She is a bold and innovative Jewish leader who believes that Judaism is a spiritual way to respond to the joys and sorrows of being human. She holds degrees in Guidance Counseling, Education, and Teacher of Hebrew as a Second Language. Rabbi Bass has served Jewish communities of congregations in Northern Virginia, White Plains, NY, and Hoboken, NJ. She has also served as a Fellow at the Center for Learning and Leadership (NY) and as a Rabbi-in-Residence and teacher of Talmud in Bergen County, New Jersey.