March 29, 2012

Seder for Pesach

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Ευλογημένο Πέσσαχ

Σας προσκαλούμε να γιορτάσετε μαζί μας και να τα, τα

τελέσουμε το φετινό Σέντερ, την πρώτη βραδιά του Πάσχα,

στην Ταβέρνα ΕΛΑ οδός Κονδυλάκη, στη παλιά πόλη των Χανίων, Παρασκευή 6 Απριλίου, και ώρα 20:00.

Η τιμή του γεύματος (συμπεριλαμβανόμενων όλων) είναι 25 Ευρώ.

Για κρατήσεις, παρακαλούμε να επικοινωνήσετε μαζί μας έως της 2 Απριλίου.

A Blessed Pesach

We invite you to join us in celebrating the First Night of Pesach with the annual Passover Seder at

ELA Restaurant on Kondylaki St, Old Town Chania, on Friday, April 6th, at 20:00

The cost for the meal (all inclusive) will be 25 Euro.

Please RSVP by April 2nd

March 7, 2012

Human Reason or Divine Revelation?

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Dear Friends,

We are pleased to invite you to an evening with stimulating talk and discussion by Professor Dr. Jeffrey Macy, which will be held on Wednesday, March 14 at 19:00, at Etz Hayyim Synagogue.

Human Reason or Divine Revelation?

4 Approaches to “True Knowledge” in Medieval Jewish and Islamic Thought

“Seek the Truth wherever you can find it”, or “All the Truth and the guide to proper actions can be found in the Divinely revealed texts and the authentic traditions of our religious community” — which is the right path according to Medieval Jewish and Islamic thinkers?

Perhaps surprisingly, among medieval Jewish and Islamic thinkers there are conflicting views regarding the proper way to attain “True Knowledge”.  This talk will examine the 4 basic approaches that can be found among Medieval Jewish and Islamic Philosophers and Theologians regarding the use of Human Reason or the acceptance of Divine Revelation and Authentic Religious Tradition as the proper approach to ascertain the truth and to find the proper way in which to live.

Dr. Jeffrey Macy is Senior Lecturer and past Chair of the Political Science Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  He has taught as a Visiting Professor at numerous universities, including three years at Yale University, and he has served as a Research Fellow at Harvard University. During the current academic year he is a visiting Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Crete.  His academic specialties include Ancient and Medieval Political Thought, Religion and Politics in the Ancient and Medieval world, as well as Jewish and Islamic philosophy.


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