Hasidim In Montreal
Ever wonder how Montreal became a center of Hasidic Jewry? This course will explore the history of Hasidism as well as how Hasidim migrated to Montreal. You will learn about the different sects that live here as well as Hasidic theology and sociology.
Kohelet- The Book Of Ecclesiastes
Using both Medieval and Modern Academic commentaries we will examine the book Of Ecclesiastes, one of the wisdom books in the Bible. Hebrew reading is an asset but not a requirement.
Intro to RabbinicLiterature
Want to know the difference between the Mishnah and the Talmud? Are Midrashic stories true? This class will focus on developing familiarity with the various types of writing produced by the Rabbis between 200-600 CE
Death and Dying
This course will examine the history and lore surrounding death in Judaism. We will examine mourning rituals across Jewish communities with an emphasis on the communities of Montreal. As well we will learn about historical Jewish cemeteries and the Jewish cemeteries of Quebec.