Online Adult Jewish learning

Foundations Course Information:

Course InfoDetailsSyllabusSample Lecture
Other Courses in this Series:

Foundations 1: Foundations of Judaism

Foundations 2: Responsible Leadership

Foundations 3: Encounters with G-d

Foundations 4: Oral Torah & Midrash

Foundations Series:
Divine Providence

Topics

  1. Introduction
    1. Purpose of Creation
    2. Human existence
  2. Divine Providence
    1. General vs. individual providence
    2. Divine decrees
    3. Terms of Divine Providence
      1. Mercy and justice
      2. Fate
      3. Satan
    4. Reward and punishment
      1. Doctrine of Measure for Measure
      2. Righteous suffer/wicked prosper
      3. This World and The World-to-Come
  3. Nature
    1. Natural law
    2. Mazal (stellar influence)
  4. Free Will
    1. Influence of human nature
    2. Influence of mazal (stellar influence)
    3. Influence of Divine providence