Rabbi Harry Brechner will open Alternative Realities in Judaism series on Sunday October 27 at 4 pm at Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue, 1461 Blanshard Street, Victoria V8W 2J3 with a presentation, Magic and the Rabbinate, in which he explores the use of amulets and healing rituals in the context of liberal and rational Judaism. He will delve into issues about the mechanics of prayer, Divine Providence, power of ritual and seeing sacred artifacts as a means of recognizing and invoking the magic interwoven with the ordinary aspects of our lives. Admission is by donation; light refreshments will be served.
Other talks in “Alternative Realities in Judaism” series are planned for Nov. 23, Jan. 5, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9
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