Course Outline

The course will coincide with the debate in the National Assembly over Bill60 (Charter of Values). Each Class, leading Quebec Lawyers will update us on the debate and how it will effect us, as well as compare Jewish values to the values Bill60 wants to enforce.

Lesson #1: Destiny

Unlike the Greeks, who believed that life was scripted from birth, the Jews believe in destiny. In short, they reject the idea of tragic fates and instead champion the individuals’ capacity to create their own destiny through individual choice.

Lesson #2: Struggle

It is wrestling with our nature, rather than attaining perfection, that constitutes true righteousness. Everyone is somehow flawed, but righteousness is found in the struggle to do right amid a predilection to act selfishly.

Lesson #3: Action & A Special Panel of Lawyers

What you do is more important than what you believe. Good deeds always supersede good dogma.

A Panel of Leading Quebec Lawyers will discuss "How Bill 60 will impact our freedom and values". Followed by a Q&A with your questions.

Lesson #4: Marriage

Marriage refers not just to the institution, but rather the softening of the masculine by exposure to the feminine. A culture that does not know how to respect women is bound to collapse.

Lesson #5: Redemption

Christians and Muslims emphasize salvation, or the need for man to become spiritual—to refine his character and earn a place in heaven. But Jews believe in world redemption, the capacity for the individuals to make heaven here on earth for, the betterment of the community.

Lesson #6: Sacred Time

Whereas other religions sanctify space, Jewish values privilege special moments. The Sabbath day, the holiest day of the week, provides a time for connecting with family and friends.


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