Wrestling With Faith
Starting October 23/24

 

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Course Outline

Most people, even the devout, struggle with beliefs about G‑d. It is easy, for example, to affirm the basic tenets of Judaism during a prayer service, but when it comes to trusting G‑d with our daily decisions, many share a secret, painful fear that G‑d isn’t really looking out for them. Many of us have been brought up under the assumption that mainstream science is incompatible with our Jewish faith. So when we see compelling evidence for biological evolution, for example, we feel forced to choose between science and our faith. Wrestling with Faith was created to tackle questions like these—the “big issues” that keep people from an intimate relationship with G‑d. The course acknowledges the often unspoken doubts and fears that all people share, and seizes their invitation for us to dig deeper for the answers.

Lesson 1
I Have Trouble Believing In G‑d

There are many things about G‑d that bother me—for starters, what is G‑d? Besides, I can live perfectly well without Him: Why do I need Him in my life?

Lesson 2
Does God really care?

Many Jewish observances seem petty and burdensome, and they interfere with the way we choose to run our lives. Why can’t G‑d just leave me alone?

Lesson 3
Jewish Beliefs Seem Primitive

G‑d seems to espouse outdated beliefs such as the notions of a “chosen nation” and designated gender roles. Plus, He interferes with our choice of lifestyle.

Lesson 4
A Good G‑d Who Does Bad Stuff

How can we understand and relate to G‑d’s intimate and caring presence in our lives amid the experience of suffering and tragedy?

Lesson 5
Are Religion and Science at Odds?

How might a scientific person embrace beliefs that cannot be proven in a lab, or reconcile compelling evidence for the theory of evolution and the age of the universe with a literal reading of the Bible?

Lesson 6
How Can I Relate to a G‑d I Cannot See?

Can a finite human have an intimate relationship with an infinite G‑d? If it is indeed possible, where do I start?

 

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

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FREE for 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.
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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