Judaism and Christianity have each removed Jesus from his place in the lineage of Jewish teachers, but his deeply Jewish message can be understood almost entirely as a daring attempt to re-form the Judaism of his day. In this 5-part interfaith class, we place Jesus in historical context as an innovative, first century sage and teacher of Jewish wisdom. We’ll compare and contrast Kaddish and the Lord’s Prayer as examples of early rabbinic liturgy, explore the intent of the Beatitudes as a means of teaching Torah to the masses, listen to the parables with First Century ears, and much more.
Join Hazzan-Maggid Steve Klaper in exploring the life and teachings of the most famous Jewish teacher in history, in a respectful and spiritual way.
Week 1: Getting comfortable with Jewish Jesus and his world
Week 2: Scripture
Week 3: Ritual & Liturgy 1
Week 4: Ritual & Liturgy 2
Week 5: Stories, parables and teachings
The suggested reading below is for your own curiosity and enrichment between class sessions, or after the course ends. No work outside of class time is required.
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Hazzan-Maggid Steve Klaper is a Jewish troubadour – a spiritual storyteller, minstrel and teacher. An ordained Cantor, Maggid and teacher of Torah, Steve draws upon his Orthodox Jewish roots and over 40 years experience as a professional musician, infusing traditional Jewish teachings with mystical chant and melodies, sacred tales and wisdom from a variety of traditions. As co-founder of the Song and Spirit Institute for Peace, Steve promotes Deep Ecumenism, as an exploration into the ways in which every faith tradition seeks to touch the Mystery.
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