Lecture series examines 'mitzvot' through mysticism & Kabbalah

Congregation B’nai Avraham, Brooklyn Heights’ Modern Orthodox synagogue, began a new lecture series on Monday, Jan. 21.

The David Berg Lecture Series presents Maimonides 613. Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin will lead each class in exploring Rambam’s mitzvah on the parsha, and in using Kabbalistic and mystical insights to find relevance to living in modern times.

The opening class focuses on “Bishalach: Cooking from Yom Tov to Shabbos.” (Yom Tov is a festival or holiday). Next segments are “Yisro: Why We Make Havdala”; “Mishpatim: The Four Bailees”; and “Truma: The Half Dollar of Fire.”

Each class convenes at 8 p.m. on Mondays for four weeks. Class is also available by phone. Contact Congregation B’nai Avraham at (718) 596-4840 for more information on this option. The synagogue is at 117 Remsen St.