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The Compromised Land

Parshat Matot (Numbers 32)

Join Geoffrey Stern and Rabbi Adam Mintz on Clubhouse Friday July 9th at 4:00pm (ET). We use the compromise solution offered to the tribes of Reuben and Gad to settle on the West Bank of the Jordan River as an excuse to discuss the history of the concept of Greater Israel and the potential for Religious Peace Building in Modern Day Israel.

Friday July 9th at 4:00pm Eastern Time

https://www.clubhouse.com/event/M1wLbRLp

Link to Sefaria source sheet: www.sefaria.org/sheets/334569

Listen below to last week’s Clubhouse meeting: Zelophehad’s daughters and Who’s a Jew

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Zelophehad’s daughters and Who’s a Jew

Parshat Pinchas (Numbers 27)

Join Geoffrey Stern and Rabbi Adam Mintz on Clubhouse Friday July 2nd at 4:00pm (ET). We use the intriguing case of the Daughters of Zelophechad to explore Patrilinear and Matrolinear decent in Judaism.

Friday July 2nd at 4:00pm Eastern Time

https://www.clubhouse.com/event/mWLByQQB

Link to Sefaria source sheet: www.sefaria.org/sheets/332756

Listen below to last week’s Clubhouse meeting: Wonder of Wonders, Miracle of Miracles, God made a Donkey Speak

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Wonder of Wonders – A Talking Donkey

Parshat Balak (Numbers 22)

Join Geoffrey Stern and Rabbi Adam Mintz on Clubhouse Friday June 25th at 4:00pm (ET). As we identify the miracle of the Talking Ass as a singular gratuitous miracle which serves as neither a sign or lesson, punishes the wicked or provides a victory to the children of Israel. We use this as an excuse to explore the refreshingly ambivalent attitude of the Torah and Rabbinic Judaism to miracles.

Friday June 25th at 4:00pm Eastern Time

https://www.clubhouse.com/event/PYLzWL4O

Link to Sefaria source sheet: www.sefaria.org/sheets/331556

To listen to last week’s Clubhouse meeting Salvation Through Death – Breaking the Cycle

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Salvation Through Death – Breaking the Cycle

Parshat Chukat (Numbers 19)

Join Geoffrey Stern and Rabbi Adam Mintz on Clubhouse Friday June 18th at 4:00pm (ET). The Red Heifer purifies the defiled and defiles the pure and is universally taken as a commandment that defies reason and logic. According to science, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction so where’s the illogic? Even according to Rabbinic scholars such as Saadia Gaon and modern scholars such as Jacob Milgrom there is nothing unreasonable about this enigma. So why is the ḥoq of the Red Heifer so troubling. Why does it keep God up at night?

Friday June 18th at 4:00pm Eastern Time

https://www.clubhouse.com/event/PGvqYp9O

Link to Sefaria source sheet: http://www.sefaria.org/sheets/330146

To listen to last week’s Clubhouse meeting Not Holier than Thou:

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Not Holier than Thou

Parshat Korach (Numbers 16)

Join Geoffrey Stern and Rabbi Adam Mintz on Clubhouse Friday June 11th at 4:00pm (ET). A “Talit that is wholly blue” (טלית שכולה תכלת); arguably the first fashion statement, has entered popular Jewish and Israeli folklore and culture. We use this popular account of the Korach rebellion to continue our exploration of the Bible’s rejection of class privilege, pride, entitlement, and the corruption that they invite and a democratized vision for Judaism and Israel.

Friday June 11th at 4:00pm Eastern Time

https://www.clubhouse.com/event/PQ2okbEn

Link to Sefaria source sheet: www.sefaria.org/sheets/328788

To listen to last week’s Clubhouse meeting Get Guts:

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Get Guts

Parshat Shlach (Numbers 13 and 14)

Join Geoffrey Stern and Rabbi Adam Mintz on Clubhouse Friday June 4th at 4:00pm (ET). We will explore the thoughts of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, Rabbi Yitz Greenberg and Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach with regard to what it takes to build a homeland, renew a people and to find a lovemate….

Friday June 4th at 4:00pm Eastern Time

https://www.clubhouse.com/join/Madlik/clAXD4WT/P9DpQGWe

Link: https://www.clubhouse.com/join/Madlik/clAXD4WT/P9DpQGWe

Link to Sefaria source sheet: www.sefaria.org/sheets/327812

To listen to last week’s Clubhouse meeting The Jewish Calendar – Hacking the Universe:

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The Jewish Calendar – Hacking the Universe

Parshat Beha’alotcha (Numbers 9: 2-13)

Join Geoffrey Stern and Rabbi Adam Mintz on Clubhouse Friday May 28th at 4:00pm (ET). We theorize regarding the relationship between the Biblical Pesach Sheni (2nd Passover) and the later instituted Ibur Shana (Leap year). We hypothesize regarding the theological and social ramifications of correcting an irregular and seemingly imperfect planetary system.

Friday May 28th at 4:00pm Eastern Time

https://www.clubhouse.com/join/Madlik/XpnT3HQb/M4BB7bVA

Link: https://www.clubhouse.com/join/Madlik/XpnT3HQb/M4BB7bVA

Link to Sefaria source sheet: www.sefaria.org/sheets/326069

To listen to last week’s Clubhouse meeting The Biblical Nazarite – lessons in addiction, sobriety and joyful living:

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