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What the World Needs Now is Love, Sweet Love

What the World Needs Now is Love, Sweet Love

Judaism teaches us that the world stands on three things: Torah (or study), Avodah (worship and spirituality) and Gemilut Chasidim (deeds of loving kindness). We will take a look at the Scroll of Ruth and the kindness that both she and Boaz exhibit toward family and each other. The instructor’s presentation will focus on Ruth's philosophy and how it could be instructional for creating a more peaceful and loving world. Students may want to google Ruth for a heads up in comprehending this amazing character.

Cosponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI Mason).


Rabbi Bruce Aft, currently Rabbi Emeritus, served as the spiritual leader at Congregation Adat Reyim in Springfield, VA for 29 years. A graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia, Rabbi Aft received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 2006. In retirement, he continues to be an adjunct professor at George Mason University, visiting scholar at the Carter School at GMU, and is the president of the Community Board for Hillel at GMU. For recreation Rabbi Aft is a pitcher in the Ponce De Leon Baseball League

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This program is appropriate for ages 18+. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button. A Zoom link will be emailed two days before start of each program. 

Related LibGuide: Adults and 50-Plus by Fairfax County Public Library (Admin)

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
2:15pm - 3:40pm
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