Be Happy, It’s Purim! What If I’m Just Not Feeling It?

Thurs, Feb 18

Online via Zoom
Meeting ID: 955 4183 9308, Password: 024117
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This past Shabbat was Rosh Hodesh – the new moon beginning the month of Adar. In the Babylonian Talmud, we learn: מִשֶּׁנִּכְנַס אֲדָר מַרְבִּין בְּשִׂמְחָה – “When Adar enters, we increase in joy.” But what if you’re not feeling so joyous in these pandemic days? How can we navigate the dissonance between how we’re supposed to feel on Purim (and other holidays) and how we actually feel?

Let’s learn and discuss traditional Jewish texts that grapple with this human challenge. We’ll have time both for havruta (small group) study and full group discussion.

Everyone is welcome! No prior Jewish learning experience required.

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