Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) and Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA) is offering a new six-session course titled Secrets of the Bible: Iconic Stories, Mystical Meanings, and Their Lessons for Life.
“People tend to read biblical stories as they do primitive mythology,” Rabbi Yakov Wolff, the local JLI Instructor. “Our course invites participants to look deeper and discover the underlying themes and relevant life lessons that these stories were designed to convey.”
Throughout its sessions, Secrets of the Bible explores major life themes, including human subjectivity and bias, the underpinnings of relationships, negotiating spiritual growth with practical impact, why inspiration is fleeting and how to make it last, understanding equality and privilege, and navigating parallel spiritual and material life paths.
Secrets of the Bible is being offered on zoom on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Upon registering for the course, you will receive the zoom link. Rabbi Wolff will offer a live socially distanced class on Thursday at law offices of James Smith, 1331 Main St. in Springfield, MA on Thursdays from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
“Secrets of the Bible presents wonderful ancient biblical stories in fresh and modern ways that deal with universal human dilemmas,” explained Dr. Erica Brown, director of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership at George Washington University. “The wisdom it shares should not remain a secret.”
Like all JLI programs, this course is designed to appeal to people at all levels of knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple, or other house of worship.
To register call (413) 348-4978.