What Is?
Starting April 24 and April 25

 

Imagine that you were able to rethink everything you knew about the universe, the laws of nature, your own consciousness, and the very idea of existence and reality. Imagine the new insights you will gain, the fresh perspective with which you will embark on the journey of life each morning.

What is? does exactly that. Drawing on the wisdom of Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.

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Course Outline

 

Lesson One
Is the World Real?

Everything that we experience, we experience inside our heads, leading to the intriguing question: Maybe there is no existence outside of our minds? But perhaps a more fundamental question would be: What practical difference does it make if the world is real or not?


Lesson Two
Is Time Travel Possible?

Is time the engine that drives the whole of existence, or is it just a product of our subjective experience? If the future is impenetrable, the past irretrievable, and the present moment too fleeting to meaningfully inhabit, what part of our lives can we call our own?


Lesson Three
Why does evil exist?

Why do bad things happen to good people? The question has been asked—and answered—for thousands of years. But even if we understood the purpose of evil, would this make it more palatable and acceptable? Would it aid us in our efforts to defeat evil?


Lesson Four
Who is G‑d?

What are we talking about when we talk about G‑d? Is “G‑d” just a word we use when we can’t explain something? If G‑d cannot be explained or described, does this not render the concept of “belief in G‑d” completely meaningless?


Lesson Five
What is consciousness?

All injustice and strife, and even personal unhappiness, can be traced to selfishness. Yet self-esteem is essential for a healthy psyche and a productive life. To navigate this paradox, we first need to unravel the mystery of self-awareness: Where does our sense of self come from?


Lesson Six
Are we bound by fate?

If G‑d already knows what we will do tomorrow, is our “free choice” nothing more than an illusion? And with so many powerful influences outside of our control—or even our awareness—influencing our choices, how “free” could they possibly be?

 

Six 90 minute sessions. Cost is $99 per person or $180 per couple.

Register online: www.myJLI.com 

If you already have a card on file, let us know and we'll charge it and sign you up. Premium members, please let us know you will attend.

Call 704-366-3984 for more information

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Rabbi Shlomo Cohen and Rabbi Yossi Groner


Note: All courses are held at the Lubavitch Educational Center at 6619 Sardis Road. The cost for classes is $99 per semester (6 classes) per person or $180 per couple. For scholarships, please inquire. Evening classes are generally held on Tuesdays from 7:30pm until 9:00pm. Daytime classes are on Wednesdays from 11:00am until 12:30pm.

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For more information, feel free to give us a call at 704-366-3984.
or email
JLI@ohrhatorahnc.org.

Option 1: Six *Tuesdays, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Instructor - Rabbi Yossi Groner

Option 2: Six *Wednesdays, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Instructor - Rabbi Shlomo Cohen