• September 17, 2021
  • 11 5782, Tishri
  • פרשת האזינו

Living Life Jewishly

Living Life Jewishly

What happens when an ancient tradition meets modern life? In this course with Mrs. Fran Miller we will explore how we live our lives as modern people and Torah observant Jews. How do we approach practices like prayers, minhagim, and superstitions? What does Halakha say about vegetarianism and organ donation? What obligations do we have beyond Halakha? We will explore these and other questions, seeking to live a mindfully Jewish life.

November 1, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Living Life Jewishly: Praying for Rain
Class description

When do we begin to pray for rain? Does it depend on the local climate? What significance does this prayer hold for us as modern people?

November 8, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Living Life Jewishly: Vegetarianism in Jewish Law
Class description

Are there animal rights in the Torah? What does the Torah say about eating meat? Is there a halachic obligation to eat meat?

November 15, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Living Life Jewishly: Blood, Bone Marrow, and Organ Donations
Class description

What is my responsibility to save another’s life? May I put my own health at risk to help others?

November 22, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Living Life Jewishly: The Evil Eye and Red Strings – Superstition in Jewish Thought
Class description

What role has superstition played in Jewish thought and practice? How do we approach this in modern times?

November 29, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Living Life Jewishly: Morality and the Letter of the Law
Class description

Are there ethics outside of Halacha? Are we bound by them?

December 6, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Living Life Jewishly: When Minhagim Become Binding
Class description

What’s the role of custom in halacha? Where do different customs come from and when are they binding?

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Fran Miller is a graduate of the Keren Ariel Yoatzot Halacha program at Nishmat, and studied in the advanced Talmud programs in Matan and Migdal Oz. She holds a B.A. in Judaic Studies from Stern College and B.Ed. from Yeshivat Har Etzion’s Michlelet Herzog Teacher’s College. She teaches adults and post-high school students in person, online, and in midrashot. Fran lives in Mitzpeh Yericho with her husband and three children.