Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Nisan 11, 5775
Organization:
Congregation Rodeph Shalom
Cost:
Free and Open o the Public

Location

615 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
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Rodeph Shalom is a Reform congregation in Center City Philadelphia. As an inclusive community, we offer services, programs & activities for a diverse population, including interfaith couples & individuals of varied backgrounds & sexual

Science vs. Faith During the Italian Renaissance

March 5, 2014 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

The Study of Science & Kabbalah in the Venetian Ghetto During the  Renaissance with Fabrizio Lelli, Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Visiting Scholar
Fabrizio Lelli from the University of Salento, Lecce, Italy will elaborate on sixteenth century Jewish life in Italy. The first ghetto on European soil was instituted in Venice in 1516 to restrict Jewish life to a confined space. Despite this confinement, the Jewish ghetto of Venice became a creative intellectual community and one of the hallmarks of the early modern period.
Grounding their knowledge in both traditional Jewish sources and in the contemporary achievements of Renaissance thought, Jewish Venetian scholars created new modes for interpreting their own identity that paved the way to an early modern self-understanding of the Italian Jews that distinguished them from medieval Jews.
Dr. Fabrizio Lelli will introduce the work of two Jewish scholars who exemplify life within the confinement of the ghetto: Abraham De Balmes and Elijah Menahem Halfan. In particular, Dr. Lelli will focus on the different approaches these two Jewish scholars took to the study of science and Kabbalah.

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Sat. Apr 4
Vie Catering Hall
5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Join us for a family friendly Passover Seder at the beautiful Vie Catering Hall, 600 North Broad Street. The seder will be conducted by RS clergy.
Fri. Apr 10
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7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Passover Shabbat Dinner following the 6pm Shabbat Service Open to Everyone So that we can properly prepare, we are asking that you PREPAY for your family and guests.
Sun. Apr 19
Yizkor candle
10:15 AM-11:15 AM
In recognition of Yom HaShoah, a Holcaust survivor will be speaking at our Sunday Seminar
Wed. May 13
FDR and the Jews
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Join us for our Weekday Scholar series with Alan Schwartz exploring the topic of Franklin Roosevelt and his relaionship with the Jewish population  

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