JLI: Rohr Jewish Learning Institute

Saturday, 30 December, 2017 - 9:25 pm

In June, Chabad Lubavitch UK marked the fiftieth anniversary of the fateful week that redrew the map of the Middle East forever. Half a century later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats. The summer course offered by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six-Day War offered a fascinating & captivating insight into what was at the time considered by many to be the most improbable and astonishing victory in military history. Topics covered the ideas of Jewish homeland, anti-Israel sentiment, ethics of war, capturing territories, and peace-making.

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As with all JLI programmes, this course was designed to appeal to people at all levels of knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. JLI, the adult education branch of Chabad Lubavitch, offers programmes in more than 1,100 communities across the world and is undoubtedly the largest Jewish education network. More than 156,000 people have taken JLI courses in English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, French & Braille.

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Forthcoming courses for 2018 include ‘Communication: Its Art and Soul’ which will contrast Jewish thought with scientific discovery to unearth the essence of communication and how to utilize its powers to better ourselves, our relationships, and all of society; and ‘Existence’ a philosophy series which challenges us to rethink everything we know about our universe. To explore the nature of our world and the meaning of the human condition and contemplate existential questions about consciousness, the physical, and the metaphysical, to unveil the hidden unity and pervading truth of our existence.

To sign up or find out more information about the next course, click here

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