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Modern medicine has brought us near miracles. It's also brought us some of the most difficult decisions we'll ever have to face. Are we obliged to prolong life even at the cost of terrible suffering? Should we legalize the sale of organs, such as kidneys, to save the lives of transplant patients? May a woman with a multiple-fetus pregnancy opt for fetal reduction, thus forfeiting the lives of some to possibly save others? When it seems that every available option is morally questionable, how do we decide?

Fortunately for us all, Torah and the Talmud are not silent about such matters. And this course will show you what they have to say.
What was it like for our ancestors to say goodbye to the shtetl, to set out to discover new lives for themselves, along with all of the liberties the free world had to offer? At the dawn of the enlightenment, how did our parents adapt their Judaism to the developments of a modern age? And what can we learn from their struggles to connect deeply with our own Jewish identities?
From commandments engraved in stone to microchips in our eyewear and self-driving cars--a lot can change in 3,000 years. Yet the elemental questions about our tradition remain the same. Do we have any evidence that the Bible text is divine and true? Who has the right to interpret the Bible? And how do we adapt its laws to modern times and changing influences?

The answers to these questions are addressed in Judaism Decoded, the most popular course ever offered by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute.
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Are you thirsty to experience a genuine encounter with the Mystery of mysteries? Are you seeking to encounter Godliness in your everyday life?
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This ongoing course offers an in depth study of the Torah, verse by verse, focusing on its heroes, incidents and ideas. Drawing on classical and modern commentaries. Special emphasis is placed ...
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Are you thirsty to experience a genuine encounter with the Mystery of mysteries? Are you seeking to encounter Godliness in your everyday life?
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Are you thirsty to experience a genuine encounter with the Mystery of mysteries? Are you seeking to encounter Godliness in your everyday life?
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This ongoing course offers an in depth study of the Torah, verse by verse, focusing on its heroes, incidents and ideas. Drawing on classical and modern commentaries. Special emphasis is placed ...