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  • Tue

    Rabbi Josh Garroway Class Session 3

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pmPJTC

    What do Jews mean when they pray for ‘the messiah’?

    Who led the biggest messianic movement in Jewish history? (hint: It wasn’t Jesus.)

    Why did Jews reject Jesus as a messiah?

    Did Jews invent ‘the apocalypse’? (hint: yes.)

    Does the establishment of the state of Israel mean the messiah is coming soon?

    The Adult Ed Committee is pleased to bring back PJTC’s own Rabbi Josh Garroway, Ph.D, to discuss these and other questions during a three-session class, “The Many Meanings of Messiah.” If you haven’t already, please register for the class to be held Tuesday nights, November 1, 15 and 29, 7:00-9:00 PM, in Wohlmann Hall. Requested Donation is PJTC Members $10/class or $25 for the series; Non-members $14/class or $36 for series.

    Click here to register online.

    Here is a brief course description written by Dr. Garroway:

    Anticipating a ‘Messiah’ has been a feature of Judaism for centuries. Over time, however, who that messiah would be and what he/she would do have changed considerably. This presentation explores ancient, medieval, and modern developments in the messianic idea.

    The class will explore the history of the idea of a messiah in Judaism from antiquity to today.

    This is Dr. Garroway’s second course to be offered at PJTC. His first course was very well-received with more than 25 people attending each session.