Mussar Torah Commentary: A Spiritual Path to Living a Meaningful and Ethical Life,
presented by Rabbi Barry Block
Thursday, June 17
Rabbi Block will discuss this Mussar-based commentary as a vital resource for Torah study, offering a thoughtful analysis of each of the 54 weekly parashot. Each essay in this anthology brings a parashah into juxtaposition with one of the Mussar middot (character traits as described within the Jewish school of ethics called Mussar), thereby providing an applied lens of Mussar teachings that helps us to delve deeper into our tradition with increased mindfulness and intention.
This anthology was a National Jewish Book Award Finalist (Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice category).
About Rabbi Barry Block:
Rabbi Barry H. Block serves Congregation B’nai Israel in Little Rock, Arkansas. A Houston native and graduate of Amherst College, Rabbi Block was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1991 after studying at its Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York campuses, and received his DD, honoris causa, in 2016. Rabbi Block also serves as faculty dean at URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp, a role he held for twenty-one years at URJ Greene Family Camp. He is a past board chair of Planned Parenthood of South Texas. He is a proud father of Robert and Daniel.
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Upcoming Thoughtful Thursday topics:
- July 15 – to be announced
- August 12 – to be announced