Judaism’s Great Debates: Timeless Controversies from Abraham to Herzl

We will learn about the debates between Hillel and Shamal, the Vilna Gaon and the Baal Shem Tov over spirituality, and Spinoza and the Amsterdam Rabbis over Jewish boundaries. This course is taught by Rabbi David Greenspoon, a popular Jewish educator for learners across the generational spectrum. Rabbi Greenspoon teaches Jewish Text, Thought, and Practice at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville.