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Golden Valley

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Brookview Golden Valley
316 Brookview Parkway South
Golden Valley, MN 55426
United States of America
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Our meetings occur every week and feature a new speaker on topics of interest to Rotarians, our community, and general subjects. We strive to provide an excellent program to keep our members informed and enlightened on the world. Feel free to join us as our guest this week!
Upcoming Speakers
Dr. Jonathan Paradise
Dec 12, 2023 12:15 PM
What can we believe after the Holocaust? Modern Hebrew poets voice moving expressions to the dilemma
What can we believe after the Holocaust? Modern Hebrew poets voice moving expressions to the dilemma

Complaining to God about God is a Jewish tradition that begins with Abraham, the biblical prophets, and the psalmist poets and has continued to this day. We will sample a few modern Hebrew poems that reflect on the Holocaust and beliefs about God. 

Dr. Jonathan Paradise received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania where he specialized in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Biblical Studies. His doctoral research dealt with family law documents, written on clay tablets in the cuneiform script.

Jonathan established the program in Hebrew studies at the University of Minnesota where he taught courses on the Bible in the context of the Ancient Near East, Hebrew language and literature, and occasionally courses on Judaism. He retired from the University of Minnesota in 2003.

From 1989 to 2014 Jonathan travelled once a week to the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire to serve as the L.E. Phillips visiting professor of Jewish Studies in the Philosophy & Religion Department, teaching courses on the Holocaust, the Bible, and Judaism.

During his retirement he spends his time doing voluntary teaching, translating Hebrew poetry, and writing software to support his Hebrew textbook, The Key to Modern Hebrew.

No Meeting - Winter Break
Dec 19, 2023
Happy Holidays!
No Meeting - Winter Break
Dec 26, 2023
Happy Holidays!