April: Permanence and Change
April 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2022—Mondays @ 12 p.m. ET
Since its beginnings in the 1970s, Messianic Jews who take Jewish tradition seriously have differed on matters of what is permanent and what is subject to change in the light of new circumstances. In this course, we study accounts of the earliest Jewish sages who wrestled with the same issue. Our goal is to uncover characteristics of the tension between permanence and change that are at play even now in every form of Judaism and furthermore, to understand why this tension is actually necessary for the development and wholeness of every Jewish community.
Meet Your Instructor
Rav Carl Kinbar
Rav Carl Kinbar is a rabbi and educator who teaches Bible and the wisdom of the Jewish sages at congregations, schools, conferences, and retreats in the Messianic movement. His goals are to help Messianic believers understand the Bible in a Jewish context and to grasp its relevance for their relationship with God and with one another. Rabbi Kinbar received a master’s degree in Jewish Studies (Rabbinic Writings) from Spertus College and a DLitt et Phil in Jewish Studies (Early Rabbinic Writings) from the University of South Africa.