The Global Day of Jewish Learning comes to 16th Century Tzfat!
Livnot U’Lehibanot host an evening of tea, cookies and chevruta in the tunnels of the Kabbalists.
The Global Day of Jewish Learning was founded by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, the noted Jewish scholar and teacher, whose commentaries on the Talmud are contemporary classics and have sold more than 2 million volumes. This year’s theme is ‘Heroes and Villans, Saints and Fools.’
Rabbi Steinsaltz explains, “The men and women of the Scriptures are more than mere life portraits: they continue to live and function long after their deaths in this world. These are not ordinary historical figures but archetypes; as such, their lives are carried on and continue not only in literature and philosophy but in the lives of their descendants throughout the generations.” He went on to say, “In a sense, they continue to live and also to evolve throughout Jewish history, in its psychic experiences, and as a part of the collective personality of the Jewish nation.”
Livnot will be joining over 500 other communities from across the world, from Uganda to Turkey to Ukraine, for this Global Day of Jewish Learning.
Underneath the Livnot U’Lehibanot Visitor Center lies tunnels and homes from the 16th Century – the Golden Age of Tzfat, when this mystical mountain-top town was awash with Kabbalists learning on every winding cobbled-street corner.
Livnot will be recreating this atmosphere for the Global Day of Jewish Learning by combining ancient spiritual texts with specially infused teas, selected by our own Jewish Jedi Master, ‘Uncle Shlomo.’ Entry is a suggested donation of NIS5, with tea’s and cookies available for purchase.
Chevruta will be available in English and Hebrew.
Uncle Shlomo’s Crazy Spiritual Tea House will be open from 8pm to 11pm, Saturday 15th November. All welcome!
See here for more information about the Global Day of Jewish Learning: www.theglobalday.org and connect on Facebook.com/GlobalDay and Twitter: @TheGlobalDay #JewishLearning