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|March 20, 2016 5:00PM - 6:00PM|
Session I: The Quest for the Holy Snail
This first session will explore the Biblical Tekhelet in its context in the ancient world. What did Tekhelet represent in Biblical and Talmudic times and, most importantly, how and why was it lost?
The PowerPoint Presentation for the class can be found here.
|March 27, 2016 6:00PM - 7:00PM|
Sesssion II: Why the Jews Choose the Blues
This session looks at the attempts to rediscover the source of the lost Tekhelet dye and the obstacles that lay before those involved in the endeavor.
The Powerpoint presentation can be found here.
|April 3, 2016 6:00PM - 7:00PM|
Session III: Dyeing Tekhelet
In this session we will visit the Tekhelet factory in Kfar Adumim and look at the practical steps for obtaining the Tekhelet dye, and actually dye Tekhelet.
For those who have ordered the dye kit and will be using it at home, please make sure before the lecture that the kit is open and all parts taken out, that the flashlight has batteries in it, and that you have water boiled and ready.
|April 10, 2016 6:00PM - 7:00PM|
Session IV: Halachic Issues Regarding the Rediscovery of Tekhelet
This last session Rabbi Mois Navon will explore Tekhelet, and the rediscovery of this lost Mitzvah, from the standpoint of Jewish Law.