Learn with Rabbi Getzel

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Rabbi Getzel Davis is dedicated to finding modern usefulness and meaning in ancient wisdom texts. He loves to study Torah and does so in regular classes, individual chevrutot (one-on-one learning), and with any campus groups that invite him. Sign up here to receive more information about upcoming classes. At Hillel this semester, Getzel is teaching the following open classes. All are invited to join any class at any time!

  • Deception, Distracting, and Stealing Free Will in the Jewish Tradition and Our Modern World. Jewish law forbids genevat da'at—stealing people's ability to make informed decisions. Jewish wisdom has a great deal to teach about how to respond to fake news, google ads, and habit-forming apps, which we will explore. This course meets Mondays starting January 30, 2017 from 5:00–6:00 pm at Harvard Hillel.
  • Jew Curious. Join Rabbi Getzel for Jew Curious, Harvard Hillel's introduction to Jewish life and practice. Learn about Shabbat, kosher rules, Jewish theologies, holidays, and whatever else the group decides to focus on. Everyone is welcome, and no Hebrew or previous experience with Judaism are necessary. This course meets Mondays starting January 30, 2017 from 6:00–7:30 pm at Harvard Hillel.
  • Ten Ethical Dilemmas: What Would You Do? Together we'll discuss sticky situations that challenge our assumptions and explore Jewish and contemporary ideas on issues including Jewish responsibility for other communities, offensinve speech, the environment, money, family, and dating. This course meets Tuesdays starting January 31, 2017 at Rabbi Getzel's home in Harvard Square. Sign up here.

Visit the online calendar for individual class topics, dates, and locations.