Publisher: Cleveland Jewish News
In the Nov. 2 edition of the CJN, spewing with contentious paid political ads some of which are inflammatory and divisive at best, itâ€™s refreshing to see an article on the Jewish Learning Connection. The paradox here is that JLC brings Jews together from all demographics regardless of views, political or otherwise.
Where else in our community do you see Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Jews together in a religious pursuit of learning? In fact, traditional Torah learning need not be divisive at all and JLC allows each to approach this on his/her own level. That is the brilliance of Rabbis Ephraim Nisenbaum and Moshe Stoll, who very quickly become friends to many.
For example, in an eight-part Monday evening class held recently, â€śThe Art of Happiness â€“ exploring the secret of achieving happiness based on Torah sources,â€ť Rabbi Nisenbaum changed lives, as this perhaps was one of the most profoundly meaningful lectures I have ever experienced. Itâ€™s clear to all who know JLC that it is not only easy to access, itâ€™s a real jewel within our Jewish community.