Wednesday, May 15, 2019

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

138 West 15th Street, NYC (between 6th and 7th avenues)

Monthly lecture series. $20 suggested fee.

Judaism: Opening the Ghetto Gates



These lectures are building up a picture of Judaism and its role in world history. They should be of interest to both Jews and non-Jews. For non-Jews, penetration and insight into the essence of Judaism will become possible through observing the historical phenomena and allowing the inner ensouling content to speak, just as we look at an individual’s biography to find the soul revealing itself in and through it to an observer who approaches it with loving interest. The study of Judaism presents us with a rich spiritual content that has formed an especially important component of the total spiritual fabric of the evolution of mankind. It is hoped that those already familiar with the Jewish religion as their own will find much of interest to them and enlivening, new, and fresh ways of looking at an old, but evolving subject.

Part 9: Opening the ghetto gates, entering the Outside World
Lessing & Moses Mendelssohn. Fall of the ghettos. Three ways of Judaism. Oppression under Czarism; the Pale of Settlement. Ashkenazi. The Enlightenment (19th century). Pogroms. Auto-emancipation. Zionism.

Final talk: June 12 – The Liberty Bell.

David Taulbee Anderson has taught drawing and painting around the world. He has an MA in Art and certificates from Emerson College (Waldorf education), and the Wagner School at the Goetheanum (teaching painting).