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Our  Evening Study Programmes

Jews, Violence and War

Join Rabbi Joel every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm on Zoom from Dec 12th to Jan 2nd.

For the almost two thousand years of our forced dispersal, after the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, Jews have lived in a state of extreme physical powerlessness. We have lived without exercising the normal methods of coercion applied by large collectives like nation-states to control deviant behaviour within and existential threats from without. This did not stop our people from reflecting on how we should use such power appropriately were we to ever re-enter the fray of world politics as an autonomous state. In this mini-series we will examine biblical, rabbinic, medieval and modern sources on Jews, violence and war.

Hachnasat Orchim (Hospitality)

A  2-part series with Rabbi Joel which took us through the Tanakhic and Talmudic sources on the subject of hospitality and welcoming visitors.

Click here for the recording of the 1st session on Feb 14th

Click here for the recording of the 2nd session on Feb 21st

100 Years of Popular Music

This new series with KNM member Nahum Gordon focuses on rock music, but will also encompass other genres such as the blues, country, rock and roll, folk, pop, Motown, soul, etc.

This started on Zoom in February with a look at some of the significant songs and performers between 1920 and 1949 and has continued up to 1979.  Nahum restarted the series in July and is now looking at the music of the 1990's.  Sessions are on Zoom at 7:30pm on Mondays (check calendar) and everyone is welcome.

Click below for the recordings of this series:

1.  Feb 20th - The 20's to the 40's

2.  Feb 27th - The 50's

3.  March 13th - The 60's (up to 1963)

4.  March 20th - The 60's `(64 - 65)

5.  March 27th - The 60's (66 - 67)

6.  April 3rd - The 60's (68 - 69)

7.  April 10th - 1970

8.  April 17th - 1971

9.  April 24th - 1972

10. May 1st - 1973

11. May 8th - 1974-5

12. May 22nd - 1976-7

13. May 29th - 1978-9

14. July 31st - 1980

15. August 7th - 1981

16. August 14th - 1982

17. August 21st - 1983 (January - July)

18. Sept 4th - 1983 (August - December)

19. Sept 11th - 1984

20. October 2nd  - 1985

21.  October 9th - 1986

22.  October 16th - 1987-1989

23.  October 23rd - 1990

24.  November 13th - 1991

25.  November 20th - 1992

26.  November 27th - 1993

27.  December 4th - 1994-1995 


Previous Series

Exploring the poetry of the central texts of Shabbat prayer

The four services of Shabbat each have a unique Amidah, unlike weekdays when all Amidst share a common set of texts.  This series of study sessions looked at those unique prayers read on Shabbat 

8 November

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15 November

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22 November

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29 November

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06 December

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The source materials can be found here

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or by following the phone instructions and using 8079784899 as the meeting ID and 727721 as the password. 

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