Traditional hosts scholar-in-residence weekend

Traditional Congregation will welcome Rabbi Wayne Allen for a scholar-in-residence weekend on “History and Mystery—Three Insights Into Jewish Thought and Practice,” on Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11.

The community is invited to three programs with Rabbi Allen, an authority on the application of Jewish legal principles in a modern context:

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On Saturday, Nov. 10: Services at 9 a.m., followed by kiddush and program on “The Most Important Responsum Ever Written,” a 1200-year-old document that was instrumental in the development of the siddur and synagogue practices as we know them today.

On Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m., Allen will discuss  “The Jewish Foundations of Western Civilization,” examining three ingredients essential to the organization of Western society:  the family unit, social responsibility and the primacy of education.  Discussion will be followed by a wine, cheese and dessert reception.

On Sunday, Nov. 11, Allen discusses “The Most Important Jewish Philosophers You Never Heard Of.”  He offers an analysis of views from the medieval, romantic and modern periods by Joseph Albo, Nahman Krokhmal, and Lev Shestov. Brunch at 9:45 a.m. with a program at 10:30.

All programs take place at Traditional Congregation, 12437 Ladue Road in Creve Coeur.  There is no charge for the Saturday morning program; Saturday evening and Sunday morning programs are each $12 per person.  Call 314-576-5230 to RSVP or for more information.