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“My G-d - Defining the Divine” JLI course

A thought provoking 6-week course that answers your most pressing questions on perceiving, defining and approaching G-d. Registration is $120 per person, which includes the course book. Registration is free for students and pensioners thanks to a generous donation in loving memory of Chana Bat David

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“My G-d - Defining the Divine” JLI course
“My G-d - Defining the Divine” JLI course

Time & Location

26 Apr 2023, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Newtown, 20 Georgina St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

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About the event

A new 6 week JLI course taught by Rabbi Feldman, in person and on-line. Participants will get a course book.

Course Outline

Lesson One: The Basics

Let’s become familiar with G-d’s basic bio:

What is G-d and where is He? Does G-d have a gender? And who created G-d?

 

Lesson Two: His Nature

Let’s learn a bit about how G-d operates:

Does G-d have feelings? Does He communicate with us? Does He ever act illogically? Why does He have so many names? And why is it that many write “G-d” with a hyphen?

 

Lesson Three: His Reasons

 Let’s discover why G-d does what he does:

Why did G-d create me—does He need me? And why did He create evil—does He need evil? Can I question G-d? And why is He described in the Bible as “wrathful” and “jealous”?

 

Lesson Four: His Expectations 

Let’s discuss G-d’s expectations of us:

Do I have to believe in G-d to be Jewish? What if I have doubts about G-d?

Do I need to fear G-d? That doesn’t sound very appealing!

Lastly, I’m okay with believing in G-d, but I’m not religious. Can I still have a relationship with Him?

 

Lesson Five: His Paradoxes 

Let’s delve into some of the deeper Divine mysteries and enigmas:

Can G-d create a rock that He can’t lift? Does His foreknowledge of events preclude my free choice? Is there anything that G-d finds difficult to do? And if G-d has decided to do something, can I change His mind?

 

Lesson Six: Our Relationship 

Let’s deepen our understanding of our relationship with G-d:

Why can’t we see G-d? Because we can’t see Him, can we reconcile His existence with science?

Why is Judaism so obsessed with idolatry—is G-d jealous?

Last of all: I’m a spiritual person; do I need to follow the Torah’s “system” to have a relationship with G-d?

Tickets

  • Standard registration

    The ticket includes the book for the course and all six classes.

    $120.00
    +$3.00 service fee
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  • Pensioner / Student concession

    A generous donor has agreed to fully fund all pensioners and students who wish to participate in this course, providing a free option for those who qualify as either.

    $0.00
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