*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List
Getting to Know About Judaism: A Peek at the Highlights - Staunton
Rabbi Joe Blair, BA (UVA), MCS (UVA), JD (William & Mary), MHL (RRC), is the spiritual leader of Beth El Congregation in Harrisonburg and Temple House of Israel in Staunton, splitting his time between the two congregations. He was previously the rabbi/director of Hillels at Duke University and UVA. He has served as an adjunct faculty member and instructor at Duke University, Mary Baldwin College, and Bridgewater College, and as a guest lecturer at UVA, JMU, EMU, PVCC, and BRCC. He served as the source indexer for the 12 volume Stanford University Press publication of the Daniel C. Matt translation of The Zohar, and performed editorial work and authored other publications. He serves as staff in the roles of webmaster/coordinator and as a panelist, for the Jewish Values Online site. He is the Administrative Dean and an instructor at the Gamliel Institute, and a staff member for Kavod v’Nichum (Honor & Comfort), the North American Jewish Funeral, Burial, Cemetery, and Chevrah Kadisha association. In addition, he has taught many adult education courses and other classes on a variety of topics, including a number of courses through the JMU Lifelong Learning Institute and OLLI at UVa.
You may find that a copy of a Bible that contains the text of the Hebrew scriptures (five books of Moses, Prophets, and Writings) can prove helpful. Nota Bene: translations vary both widely and wildly, and the order and texts included do not match for many of these books.
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