The 19th century rabbi, Nakhman of Bratslav, well known for his aphorisms, said 'The whole world is a very narrow bridge.
The essential point is not to fear anything.' (It's such a popular saying it's become a very popular song too.) In this five week course we'll look at a number of occasions in Jewish history when the Jewish people have been struck by disaster and consider how the Jews as a people coped and recovered.
Learning from disaster and how to cope with crisis - here is what this series will be covering:
1) Don’t Look Back: Learning from the First Exile.
2) Don’t Look Forward: Learning from the destruction of the Temple.
3) Don’t Look Down: Learning from the Middle Ages.
4) Don’t Be Afraid: Learning from the Hasidim.
5) Don’t Give Up: Learning from the Shoah.
Clive Lawton OBE is an Educational consultant, a magistrate and a regular teacher and presenter at JW3 where his courses move between diverse subjects exploring literary, philosophical, historical and religious themes. One of the founders of Limmud, Clive has been a Headmaster, on the Metropolitan Police Authority and is now CEO of the Commonwealth Jewish Council and Independent Tribunal Chair for the NHS.