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Jewish Whys

Come join us to ask "WHY?" about Judaism! Why do Jews wear little hats? Why do Jewish holidays start at night? Why do Jewish holidays 'move around' on the calendar? Why is the Jewish Sabbath on Saturday (not Sunday)? Why do Jews not eat some things? Any question you want to ask we will try to address - nothing is off limits! This is your chance to ask anything you want to know! The first session will set the stage, talk a bit about background and then open the floodgates. Come prepared to ask!

Suggested Reading: "The Jewish Book of Why" (Kolatch), "Jewish Literacy" (Telushkin)

Instructor: Rabbi Joe Blair is the spiritual leader of the Harrisonburg and Staunton Jewish communities, splitting his time between the two. He has served as an adjunct faculty member and instructor at local colleges and universities. He has taught many LLI and other adult education courses.

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Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at LLI@jmu.edu or 540/568.2923.

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