Monday 4th April 2016
Today we had the first of our three part course on Jewish Spirituality. We were led by our friend Jonathan Gorsky, who spoke about the understanding of God in the 1st Century. We were introduced to the complex world in which the New Testament was born. In the afternoon we had a fascinating introduction to the Temple in Jerusalem, so central to our understanding of the life of Jesus
Monday 18th April, 2016
Today we had the second of our series on 1st Century Spirituality. Our teacher, Jonathan Gorsky, led us in a study of Jewish prayer in the 1st Century and in particular the image of God as Father, the image which Jesus was so familiar with.
Monday 9th April
We gathered again to day for the third in this excellent series. Today’s subject was the Spirituality of Qumran, the Community of the Dead Sea Scrolls. It was fascinating to discover the some of the thought and writings of this enigmatic community and to have insight into their relationship with the Temple and other Jewish groups of the 1st Century