Book Smart

Lesson One: The Torah
Lesson Two: The Midrash
Lesson Three: The Talmud
Lesson Four: Halachah
Lesson Five: Musar and Jewish Philosophy
Lesson Six: Kabbalah and Chasidism

A panoramic overview of 3000 years of Jewish learning, this course initiates you into the works that earned us the title, “The People of The Book.” It introduces the books that shape Jewish life, covering Tanach, Midrash, Talmud, Halachah, Philosophy, Kabbalah, Musar, Chasidism, and the influential personalities who drove thirty centuries of Jewish scholarship. Whether you’re meeting these texts for the first time or are a seasoned scholar, this course adds historical background to any Jewish learning.

Rabbi Yisroel Levine
Rabbi Yisroel Levine has been teaching Chassidic thought and Kabbalistic concepts for over twenty years. His ability to bring the deeply esoteric to the very practical has influenced and inspired hundreds who attend his popular classes and courses at the Academy. He and his wife Leah are the spiritual leaders of Chabad of Oak Park and are the proud parents of eight children and three grandchildren.

Book Smart

Judaism’s Most Important Titles, and the Authors Who Inscribed Them

6 Tuesdays
Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28,
March 14, 21
8:00 pm

Rabbi Yisroel Levine

The Academy – Center for Jewish Life

Per Person - $36.00
Per Couple - $50.00

(includes textbook)

This Course is In-Person Only

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