Choosing the Miracles of Our Lives

Choosing the Miracles of Our Lives
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Sandra Lilienthal

Adult Jewish Educator

Why was there a time in our history in which G-d saved us "with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm,” but we struggle now to see G-d tangibly in our lives? Sandra Lilienthal suggests that this evol... See more

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Jewish Views on Miracles

Reprinted from The Jewish Religion: A Companion, published by Oxford University Press. In the Bible, the Talmud, and all other ancient and medieval Jewish writings it is taken for granted that miracles can and do occur, although a miracle was not thought of as a suspension of natural law since, before the rise of modern science, there was no such concept as a natural law that required to be suspended.

Lo Bashamayim Hi: Animated Musical Adaption - The Oven of Achnai

"The Law is Not in Heaven." Seems simple, right? God gave us the Torah and now we can do whatever we want with it. If you only read the first half of the story of Achnai's oven, that's exactly what you might think, but it's a little more complicated than that.

JHOM - Miracles - Martin Buber

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Sandra  Lilienthal, 

Adult Jewish Educator

Sandra Lilienthal received her Masters degree in Jewish Studies and her Doctorate in Jewish Education from Gratz College. She is part of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning faculty, an adjunct professor at Gratz College, writes curricula for adult education, including working closely with the Global Day of Jewish Learning. Sandra also has weekly classes for independent groups of adult learners in the South Florida area. Sandra is a frequent speaker at Jewish education conferences, synagogues and other Jewish organizations. As the Central Agency for Jewish Education in Broward County has decided to no longer offer adult education programs, Sandra is spearheading the opening of a new center for adult Jewish learning for the Fall of 2018.
Sandra’s ELI Talk, recorded in 2016, focused on the changes of the concept of miracles and how we can learn to see miracles in our daily lives. Sandra has great enthusiasm for teaching Judaism as a living religion, and infusing true passion for it among those who study with her and is a 2015 winner of the Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.