Weekly - Wednesday Evenings: 7:30 - 8:30* Island Synagogue (formerly Shevet Achim) 8685 SE 47th St., Mercer Island WA 98040
* check calendar weekly for updates or contact us to be put on class email reminder list for weekly updates. Class is open to individuals of all backgrounds, levels and affiliations. No previous knowledge required.
Join us for an in-depth exploration of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto’s 18th Century masterpiece. This widely acclaimed classic of Jewish philosophy/mysticism provides a clear, concise and brilliantly organized framework for understanding Judaism's approach to life's ultimate issues, such as: The nature of God, free-will, the existence of evil, why bad things happen to good people, the soul, the afterlife, dreams, demons, prophecy, and much more.
The Creator The Purpose of Creation Man Human Responsibility The Spiritual Realm Providence in General Man in the World Individual Providence Israel and the Nations How Providence Works The System of Providence Influence of the Stars Details of Providence The Soul and its Influence Theurgy Inspiration and Prophecy The Prophetic Experience Moses as Prophet Devotion in General Study of Torah Love and Fear of God The Shema and its Blessings Prayer The Order of the Day Periodic Observance Seasonal Commandments Circumstantial Observance and Blessings