Friday Noon Study Group

November 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Noon Study Group will not meet on Fridays, November 15, 22, & 29 

Last Friday our group completed its discussions of Rabbi Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World by considering chapters 18, 19, and 20.    Some of the claims we examined were “Improvement begins with ‘I'”; in our interactions with people, “much of what matters has less to do with what we do (a matter of rules) than how we do it (a matter of character), the superiority of the sage over the saint (sage is concerned with perfection of society/saint is concerned with perfection of self); and how Judaism promotes a social ethic.
The Noon Study Group will be on hiatus for the rest of November.  When we resume in December, we’ll return to the topic of Jewish Sensibilities–how a range of complex ideas that are drawn from Jewish texts and practice inform our actions.  The ideas we’ll be talking about are 1) how to make the most out of what we are given, 2) Humility, and 3) how do we participate in constructive argumentation.  Consult this web site for links to our discussion topics.
Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library (or the Social Hall if our group is too large).  All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions.   If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at


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