Welcome to The Hub for online Jewish classes and events. Find an upcoming event hosted by Jewish organizations across the world, or explore our on-demand section to view recordings of past events.

Loading Events

You Desire Not Sacrifice: Transitions of Ancient Practice

Hosted By: Jewish Veg

When the Second Temple was destroyed, animal sacrifice became a practice of the past.

Instead, the rabbis and the Jewish people transitioned to prayer as their primary form of worship. But even in the Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible, there is discomfort and ambivalence around the violence of animal sacrifice. In this presentation, we will discuss how and why animal sacrifice was practiced, the decision to implement prayer services instead, and whether rabbinic literature foresees a return to it in the future. We will also hear from Dr. Richard Schwartz about his new book and his initiative to revive the ancient holiday of the New Year for the Animals. There will be time for discussion, so bring your questions!

Live captioning will be provided via Zoom.

The event listed here is hosted by a third party. My Jewish Learning/70 Faces Media is not responsible for its content or for errors in the listing.

Discover More

How to Get Started with Jewish Meditation

Resources for beginners looking to start a Jewish meditation practice.

Hasidic Wisdom on Overcoming Obstacles

The key to overcoming obstacles in life is not to meet them with force.

Rabbi Danielle Upbin

Watch a High Holidays sermon from the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Shalom, Clearwater, FL.