What is Judaism really all about? What does it mean to be Jewish and live a Jewish life? Is Judaism a personal code of ethics, a spiritual path to connection to God, or the guide to achieving the national mission of the Jewish people? (Clue: it is all three!) In this course, we will explore these questions, and many more, through both classical Jewish texts and the writings of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. Rabbi Sacks, who passed away in November 2020, was one of the best known modern Jewish thinkers. He was rightly revered among Jews and non-Jews around the world. We will study excerpts from the Ten Paths to God curriculum, developed in close consultation with Rabbi Sacks by Dr. Daniel Rose, who will teach this course.
Dr. Daniel Rose
Dr. Daniel Rose is a British-born educator with 30 years of experience in informal and formal Jewish education. He has worked with youth movement programs in the UK and Israel, taught in Jewish Day Schools in the UK and the US, had administrative and teaching roles on global remote learning programs, and consulted for Jewish Day schools in the UK, US, Australia, and South Africa. As Director of Educational Projects for Koren Publishers, Daniel was series editor and developer of the Koren Magerman Educational Siddurim series, which are used in schools and communities around the world. He is an independent educational consultant for various educational agencies, including Koren Publishers and the Office of Rabbi Sacks, where he has developed educational resources based on the thought of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt”l, including the Ten Paths curriculum and the Family Edition of the weekly Covenant & Conversation. Daniel lives in Modi’in, Israel, with his wife and five children.
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Tikvah aims to make all of our courses available to as many qualified students as possible. In the event that Tikvah needs to add additional sections, this course may be taught by a different faculty member with a similarly high level of expertise.