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Does the Bible Take the Bible Literally? Biblical Criticism of Religion with Rabbi Emeritus Michael Berk

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 21, 2023

We tend to think of religion as how we relate to God; how we serve and think of God. In other words, religion is about rituals, rites, and praise of God. The Bible criticizes this understanding of religion. In this class, we will examine how the bible criticizes the temple rites and rituals and how we think of God.

Session I: Do Rituals Protect Us? The Problem of Taking Religion Too Seriously

Session 2: Does God Want our Praise?

Session 3: What is Mature Religion? Particularism vs. Universalism

Rabbi Emeritus Michael Berk’s biography is available by clicking HERE.

Class meets Tuesdays, February 7, 14, and 21, 2023, 10:00 am – 11:30 am. This series is presented in Diverse Access and takes place on campus at Beth Israel as well as simultaneously on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. For more information, contact Director of Programming and Communications Ilene Tatro at itatro@cbisd.org.

Fee: $30 per person; Beth Israel members are complimentary.



Tuesday, February 7, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Adult Education


Diverse Access (hybrid)
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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