Contemporary Reflections and Challenges of the Ten Commandments

In Person course with Esther Lapian. Tuesdays, 10:30a.m. - 12:00p.m. (Israel time) -- Starting Oct 31st, 2023.

Dates: (mm/dd/yyyy)
Tuesday, 31/10/2023 | 10:30 - 12:00
Tuesday, 07/11/2023
Tuesday, 14/11/2023
Tuesday, 28/11/2023
Tuesday, 28/03/2023
Tuesday, 05/12/2023
Tuesday, 19/12/2023
Tuesday, 26/12/2023
Tuesday, 02/01/2024
Tuesday, 09/01/2024
In person at Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

For hundreds of years, the Ten Commandments have expressed the values and the norms of the Israelite nation. Are those norms still applicable in modern times?

In this course we will reexamine the beliefs embedded in the 10 Commandments:

  • What is wrong with idolatry anyway? Whom does it harm?
  • How does the Biblical injunction against murder and theft differ from the ancient world… from the world today?
  • Thou Shalt Not Covet- How can the Torah mandate our feelings, our most private thoughts?

From the House of Bondage to the House of our Neighbor, we will revisit the blueprint of the Jewish people.


ILS 650 ($180*) for 10 classes

*dollar price dependent upon exchange rate on date of payment

10% discount price for simultaneous registration for 2 series or more

15% discount price for simultaneous registration for 3 series or more.

Cancellation Policy:

Prior to start of course – 100% refund or 100% credit for another course.

Following one class – 90% refund or 100% credit for another course (except for fieldtrip courses where only a 75% refund will be given after one meeting).

No cancellation after 2 classes (in special cases, e.g. illness, a credit will be given for another course).


Details of meeting place for in-person courses will be sent one week before the start of classes.

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