A Sampling of Discovery Classes
Distinguishing Knowledge from Faith
Society posits that belief in Judaism, like belief
in all other religions, is a matter of blind faith. The Discovery
Seminar posits the exact opposite: that belief in Judaism
is NOT a matter of blind faith, but should and must be a
logical decision based on plentiful evidence. This class
discusses the decision making process and the difference
between decisions made "on faith" and those made on evidence.
The Seven Wonders of Jewish History
The Jewish People are an eternal riddle. How is
it that Jews have survived longer than any group in the world
and often under the worst of circumstances? Are they the
Chosen People? And if so, why are they so hated? Are they
worldly activists or scholarly "People of the Book?" The
contradictions of Jewish history are the basis for an exhilarating
Information Only the Author Could Have Known
There are pieces of knowledge contained in the Torah
which could not have been known to mankind 3,300 years ago
when it was written. These are not vague predictions, but
specific, bold statements of facts unknown to the ancient
Transmission: Is Today's Torah the Same as the Original?
The Torah we have today is unique among ancient
writings for its accuracy of transmission through three millennia.
This class turns the focus to human psychology: Why was it
so important to transmit this document so carefully? Why
were such extraordinary measures taken? What is this book,
and what does it mean to our lives?
Codes: The Hidden Genius of the Torah
Top mathematicians and computer scientists from
the US Government and leading universities in the US and
Jerusalem have worked together to crack codes in the 3,300
year-old Torah - codes which predict modern events in stunning
detail. This class shows how the research is done and what
the codes say.
G-d's Hand in History
This class treats two highly illogical and almost
preposterous commandments given to the Jewish people - commandments
no sane "human authors" could have made because they depend
on control of history outside human hands. This class also
shows how dramatically human history has paralleled specific
predictions in the Torah and Prophets.