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Sunday, June 7 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Controversies in Judaism: how the face of Judaism changed in Second Temple Era

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Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai’s decision to flee Jerusalem on the eve of Rome's destruction of the Second Temple and establish a Torah centre outside Jerusalem for the first time in history left Jerusalem vulnerable. Did R' Yochanan's decision influence the Yeshiva world of today? What effects are felt today since the establishment of Israel's Torah centre in Yavneh? Where is the Torah centre today? Why did R' Yochanan "jump ship" and leave his people to fight off the Romans? How did the Romans respond and was it controversial then?

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Ariel Tal

Ariel Tal is the rabbi of the Wellington Jewish Community Centre. He is an MBA graduate in marketing, and his mission is to market Judaism to New Zealand and beyond! He was formerly the marketing director of Livnot U'Lehibanot and Tower of David Museum in the education department... Read More →

Sunday June 7, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am AEST