Dr. Zohar Raviv – The Wondering Jew-The Chosen..The Choosing..and the Choice


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Dr. Zohar Raviv - The Wondering Jew-The Chosen..The Choosing..and the Choice Dr. Zohar Raviv presented a series of lectures in English sponsored by Alma College in Tel Aviv. This is the fifth and final in a series titled “The Wondering Jew”. The Chosen..The Choosing..and the Choice. We want to thank him for his generosity in taking the time to share his knowledge with the group and challenging us to think outside the "box". And You shall be a hallowed nation unto Me, of all the nations.. The Lord did not set His love upon you. nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people-for you were the fewest of all peoples.. For You have chosen us and sanctified us of all nations. Parashat Truma-anyone whose heart so wishes... O.K. So I am Chosen..What does it actually mean? Or A Politically-Correct Minefield Debased Responsibilities: Numerous & Exclusive Rights: None Rabbi Akiva used to say: "Beloved is man. for he was created in God's image: and the fact that God made it known that man was created in His image is indicative of an evern greater love. As the verse state (Genesis 9:6) " In the image of God, man was created." The Mishna goes on to say. "Beloved are the people Israel. for they are called children of God: it is even a greater love that it was made known to them that they are called children of God, as it said,"You are the children of the Lord, your God, Beloved are the people Israel. for a precious article (the Torah) was given to them... SESSION ONE https://israelseen.com/2013/01/28/dr-zohar-raviv-the-wondering-jew-series-who-makes-the-whole-in-the-donut/ SESSION TWO https://israelseen.com/2013/02/06/dr-zohar-raviv-the-wondering-jew-series-who-will-save-us-between-the-messiah-and-the-messianic-era/ SESSION THREE https://israelseen.com/2013/02/11/dr-zohar-raviv-the-wondering-jew-series-embracing-auschwitz-the-perils-of-holocaust-narratives/ SESSION FOUR https://israelseen.com/2013/02/19/dr-zohar-raviv-the-wondering-jew-series-16th-century-kabbalah-in-tzfat/ Hebrew Culture in English Alma’s custom courses for English-speakers explore Hebrew culture by probing with learners key classical and contemporary texts, ideas, and dilemmas shaping Jewish and Israeli identities. The Wondering Jew Session 1. Between Good, Bad, and Evil: A Walk in the Divine Park Session 2. Who Will Save Us? Between The Messiah and The Messianic Era Session 3. Embracing Auschwitz: The Perils of Holocaust Narratives Session 4. A City of God: 16th Century Kabbalah in Tzfat Session 5. The Chosen...the Choosing...and the Choice Lecturer: Dr. Zohar Raviv For more information and to register, call 03-5663031, Ext. 1 Dr. Zohar Raviv, a noted Jewish educator in Israel, North America, Europe, South Africa, and Australia, is Chief Education Officer for Taglit-Birthright Israel. Previously, Zohar was Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Oberlin College (Ohio) and a Hebrew University Florence Melton Scholar to North America. Zohar received his Ph.D. in Jewish Thought from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and is a graduate of Bar-Ilan University (B.A., Land of Israel Studies) and Brandeis University (joint M.A., Judaic Studies and Jewish Education). . We are very fortunate to once again have Dr. Zohar Raviv present a series of lectures in English sponsored by Alma College in Tel Aviv. The third of five in a series titled “The Wondering Jew”. session 3. “Embracing Auschwitz: The Perils of Holocaust Narratives.” You can listen to the podcast now and/or see the video of the presentation on israelseen later this week. You can also hear and see Dr. Raviv’s other series on israelseen by searching Zohar Raviv.

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