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Origins of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism

Rabbi Bernie Kling

Sedona AZ (October 29, 2012) – In today’s world, believing and practicing Jews and Christians have much more in common with each other than ever before. Faced with the chaos and materialism that surrounds us, we hunger for spiritual connection with our own roots and an increased understanding of our neighbors’ traditions.

A five-session course will be offered at the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley by Rabbi Bernie Kling, a member of the local Jewish synagogue. Rabbi Alicia Magal will host the classes and bring her perspective to the discussion.

Even though Judaism and Christianity share common roots in the religion of ancient Israel, there is much that Jews and Christians misunderstand about each other’s religions—and even about how their own religions developed. This series will attempt to eliminate many misconceptions by tracing the parallel development of Rabbinic Judaism and Christianity during the first six centuries of the first millennium.

Through exploring the origins of our two religions, Jews and Christians alike will deepen their understanding and relate in a new way to the beliefs and historical development of these two related traditions.

The classes will be held at the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley on the following Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm: November 14, December 12 in 2012 and January 9, January 23, and February 13 in 2013. The SedonaEye.com Calendar of Events has a complete listing of the course dates for reference.

The fee for non-JCSVV members is $40 for the entire course. To register, contact the JCSVV office at 928-204-1286.

The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley is a welcoming, egalitarian, inclusive congregation dedicated to building a link from the past to the future by providing religious, educational, social and cultural experiences. We choose to remain unaffiliated to a particular stream of Judaism in order to respect and serve the rich diversity of our members and visitors.

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