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Winnipeg to Participate in the Global Day of Jewish Learning on Nov 7 at Asper Campus

Jews in 300 communities on six continents to unite in first worldwide trans-denominational and nondenominational Talmud study event

November 1, 2010

The Winnipeg Jewish community will participate in the Global Day of Jewish Learning, the first worldwide, trans-denominational and nondenominational event devoted to Jewish learning.  As momentum builds towards the culmination of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s 45-year quest to translate the Talmud, nearly 300 Jewish communities on six continents are planning study programs on the Global Day of Jewish Learning, Sunday, November 7, to mark the occasion.  Winnipeg is joining communities in Mumbai, Havana, Detroit, Miami, Bratislava, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, Washington, Moscow, Los Angeles, and all points in between in this historic event.

In Winnipeg, the event information is as follows:

Sunday, Nov. 7th at Asper Jewish Community Campus
10:30 - choose from:
'What Is Talmud Torah?' the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School - Dr. Ruth Ashrafi
'Keep the Change! - What's "Forever" and What's Not in Judaism' - Rabbi Larry Pinsker
'Opening the Envelope – Modern Orthodoxy Meets Feminism' - Rabbi Ari Ellis
11:00 - PJ Library celebrates Global Day                                          
12:15 - Brunch
1:00 - join the live Jerusalem webcast    

A PJ Library event will be held at 11 AM in the Library for Pj families.

A uniquely unifying endeavor, the effort counts among its supporting partners the governing bodies, leadership, and ordaining institutions of the Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox movements of Judaism, as well as the leadership of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association.

The November 7 date was selected to coincide with Rabbi Steinsaltz's completion of the 45th and final volume of his translation and commentary on the Talmud, a monumental task he began in 1965, at age 27.

“The Talmud belongs to all Jews, and not just a special sect or elite group,” said Rabbi Steinsaltz.  “Through the power of these translations and the power of modern technology, we are awakening Jews to their shared heritage.”
 
“It is fair to say that no one since Rashi – the 11th century pivotal interpreter of Jewish texts – has anyone accomplished such a task,” said Ilan Kaufthal, Chair of the Global Day, referring to Rabbi Steinsaltz’s Talmud commentary and translation.  “This is a truly historic achievement, which is why so many diverse Jewish communities from every corner of the world are excited to be involved.”

For more information, visit www.TheGlobalDay.com.

Check out the Global Day on youtube:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiQ5p54tUHQ

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cSedcgcdpY


For more information please contact Avi Posen at aposen@jewishwinnipeg.org or 480-7559.

 
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