In this short six-session quest, we’ll dive deep into a fundamental, challenging question: “What is the overarching purpose of living Jewishly?” We’ll discuss the responsibilities, pressures, and misconceptions that come with being called “the Chosen People.” Together, we’ll learn the meanings behind rituals like kashrut, symbols like mezuzah, and why Israel matters so much. A deeper understanding of “the Tribe” informs and enriches both the nation’s collective actions as well as individual responses to life’s big questions.
Table of Contents
Lesson 1 - Living a Jewish Life
Finding Purpose Through Reflection
Lesson 2 - Just Remember
Symbols and Reminders in Judaism
Lesson 3 - Let My People Grow
The Exodus from Egypt as a Jewish Calling
Lesson 4 - Chosen People, Chosen Purpose
The concept of “chosenness” through both a traditional and a contemporary lens
Lesson 5 - Holy Guacamole
What Does It Mean to Keep Kosher?
Lesson 6 - Jerusalem If I Forget You…
Israel and the Diaspora