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 Avoiding L'shon Hara

Star Shlep Using Jewish science fiction short stories as the starship, we will explore the farthest reaches of the galaxy of issues of Jewish identity, survival, and development. Texts: Wandering Stars (WS) and More Wandering Stars (MWS – both edited by Jack Dann); People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction & Fantasy (PB – edited by Swirsky and Wallace); Great Tales of Jewish Fantasy and the Occult (GTJFO – ed. and trans. by Joachim Neugroschel); and several other sources.   Syllabus

 Excerpts from the book Dynamic Judaism: The Essential Writings of Morechai M. Kaplan.  These readings serve as a springboard into a discussion of Reconstructionism as based on Rabbi Kaplan's thought.  

Mussar: an Introduction