schedule for the Summer Beit Midrash public lectures, August 1-19, is as follows:
All August lectures will be held in
the Young Israel of Sharon
100 Ames St., Sharon, MA
Klapper, Lecturer and Program Director
Series Title: The Disadvantages
of Reason: Three Rational Analyses
August 1-- "Ignorance is Bliss:
Maimonides' Understanding of the Garden of Eden"
August 8-- "Less is More: Why
the Kuzari chose Judaism"
August 15-- "Hope is a Muscle:
R. Joseph Albo's Defense of Unjustified Expectations"
Series Title: The Image of G-d and the Face of the Other: Three
August 5-- "Should We Ever
Celebrate the Downfall of Enemies?"
August 12-- "Should Halakhic
Civil Law Treat Jews and Non-Jews Alike?"
August 19-- "Is it Better to
have Sinned and Repented than Never to have Sinned at
Note: SBM Fellows will be available to prepare for the
lectures with community members during the allotted chavruta period before each
lecture. Source handouts will be available in Hebrew and English.