Vail: International unity lecture set for Sunday
VAIL, Colorado ” Hundreds of Jewish communities around the world, Vail and five other locations in Colorado, will gather on Sunday to hear a live broadcast of an address by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of the British Commonwealth. Rabbi Sacks is the second of four speakers participating in a series of Web-cast lectures held in honor of the Jewish “Year of Gathering.”
In Biblical times, the entire Jewish nation assembled every seven years in the holy temple courtyard, to hear the king address the people and exhort them to study the Torah and serve God.
“In our generation,” said Rabbi Dovid Mintz, “the Lubavitcher Rebbe has encouraged us to revisit the nearly forgotten tradition of these hakhel gatherings, and organize similar events to inspire and invigorate. One of the most fundamental aspects of hakhel [literally, ‘Assemble!’] was that it emphasized unity and included everyone ” man, woman and child. We thus hope to reach out and invite all to participate, regardless of religious background or affiliation.”
The broadcast of the second lecture will take place locally at Chabad Jewish Center of Vail, 1000 Lionsridge Loop, in the Vail Run Building. The lecture begins at 1 p.m. Sunday. Visit http://www.UnityLecture.com-or call 970-476-7887 for information about the Unity Lectures. The lecture is free and open to the public.
What: Live broadcast of address by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of the British Commonwealth
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Where: Chabad Jewish Center of Vail, 1000 Lionsridge Loop, in the Vail Run Building
When: 1 p.m. Sunday
More information: Visit http://www.UnityLecture.com or call 970-476-7887