This weekend, Thursday, Jan. 13 through Saturday, Jan. 15, Rabbi Akiva Zweig, scholar in residence, will speak at several events sponsored by Golf Manor Synagogue (GMS) on the broad theme of “Challenging Ourselves to Think Differently”.

Rabbi Zweig is one of the Roshei (Heads) Yeshiva of the Talmudic College of Florida in Miami Beach, Florida. He studied at Ner Yisroel, the Mirer Yeshiva in Israel, Talmudic University, and Yeshivas Bais Ha Talmud. He lectures on scripture, Talmudic law, Jewish history, Jewish philosophy, and Jewish ethics.

On Thursday, Jan. 13, 7-8:30 p.m., Rabbi Zweig will be one of two speakers to Blaze, the young adult group of GMS, at an off-site venue in Oakley; his topic will be “The Origin of Antisemitism”. The second speaker that evening is Justin Kirschner, Associate Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), on “Cincinnati Trends and What We Can Do About It.” GMS is partnering with JCRC in this event.

Rabbi Zweig will speak at both Friday evening and Shabbat  morning services. In addition, he will speak on “Do You Believe or Do You Know?” at an Oneg Shabbat (off site) on Friday night, at a shiur for women after Kiddush on Saturday afternoon on “A Parents Role in Chinuch”, and at a Melava Malka on Saturday night on “A Personal Story of Invincible Conviction.”

Spirited davening and singing will be led by AY Nakdimen.

Rabbi Yosef Alt, Rabbi of GMS, characterized Rabbi Zweig as “a free-thinker” who stays within the traditions and within Orthodox Judaism but brings unique ideas and perspectives to those traditions.

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