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Sunday, November 21 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Talmud, Astrology and Free Will

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For centuries, Jewish tradition has had a complex relationship with the influence of astrology on our lives. The Talmud, and the great commentator Rashi devoted considerable attention to this topic, referring in particular to the connection between astrology and destinies of major biblical characters, in particular Abraham.

In this session, we will explore what the Talmud and Rashi have to say about the influence of the stars, planets and constellations, and how Jewish tradition struggles to balance how much of our lives is predestined, and how much is subject to free will.

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Irwin Huberman

Rabbi Irwin Huberman is a Montreal born rabbi and teacher, and has served since 2006 as spiritual leader of Congregation Tifereth Israel in Glen Cove, New York.  He is a former newspaper publisher, and communications director for both Ontario Environment and Alberta Environment... Read More →

Sunday November 21, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST