Ariel Learning is the personal website for Dr. David Ariel- author, teacher, speaker, and scholar- and the professional website for Ariel Learning, a global Jewish learning organization which offers adult education and special events to individuals and organizations over live, high-definition videoconferencing. Ariel Learning’s videoconferencing courses allow participants to see, hear, and speak to the instructor and to each other in real time using their computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
David Ariel has served as President of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford and as President of Siegal College of Judaic Studies in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the author of four books including Kabbalah and What Do Jews Believe? His books have been described as “fulfilling the deepest need of our Jewish community today — a vision of spirituality that is unselfish, engaged in the world, deeply rooted in Jewish tradition, and yet open to all the wisdom of the world.” He lives in Boston.
Throughout his career, David Ariel has made Jewish knowledge accessible to wider audiences through his writings, lectures, and classes for adults. Now, he is making his own teaching available along with a growing ensemble of master teachers whose teaching is available in-person and through high-definition videoconferencing.
What Do Jews Believe? The Spiritual Foundations Of Judaism
What Do Jews Believe? The Spiritual Foundations of Judaism looks at key human and Jewish beliefs and answers from the Hebrew Bible until today.Purchase on Amazon
Kabbalah: The Mystic Quest In Judaism
In the wake of the renewed interest in Kabbalah comes David Ariel’s Kabbalah: The Mystic Quest in Judaism, a thoroughly updated edition of his classic best selling book on Jewish Mysticism, The Mystic Quest.Purchase on Amazon
Spiritual Judaism: Restoring Heart And Soul To Jewish Life
Spiritual Judaism is for seekers who wish to rediscover the spiritual teachings and customs of Judaism and incorporate them into their lives today.Purchase on Amazon
does the answer affect Jewish politics today? Where are the biblical borders of the Land of Israel? What is the political history of the first Jewish commonwealth? What caused the first civil war among the … Read More
This course will examine the contours of Jewish life in Eastern Europe and their impact on Ashkenazic Jews today. Topics include Polish-Lithuanian-Ukrainian Jewish society, the growth of Jewish social-welfare and mutual-assistance organizations, the rise of … Read More
This course will explore the major developments shaping American Judaism today. The topics will include the differences between ultra-Orthodoxy, modern Orthodoxy, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Reform Judaism; recent demographic studies and trends affecting the American Jewish … Read More
The course will illustrate the distinctiveness of medieval Judaism through an exploration of the major trends in medieval Judaism. Topics include the medieval Jewish mindset, Jews living under Islam and Christianity, Jewish-Muslim and Jewish-Christian cultural … Read More
In this course, we will examine the range of European Jewish responses to modernity and the shaping of modern Judaism in Europe through the twentieth century. Topics include the Jewish Enlightenment, the dynamics of Emancipation, … Read More
David Ariel is available to speak to your organization on a variety of subjects- either as single presentations, multiple sessions, an adult education course, or a weekend scholar-in residence. He is recognized as a speaker who makes complex ideas and concepts readily accessible to adult audiences, clearly, and with good humor.
Ariel Learning is a global Jewish learning organization which offers adult education and special events to individuals and organizations over live, high-definition videoconferencing. Ariel Learning’s videoconferencing courses allow participants to see, hear, and speak to the instructor and to each other in real time. Adult learners enrolled in Ariel Learning courses log in to a dedicated videoconferencing site on their home or office computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone that enables them to see and hear the instructor and other learners with live, high-definition video and audio. The quality and dependability of the video and audio is far superior to that of other videoconferencing platforms. The opportunity to participate in live, interactive study sessions from the convenience of one’s home or office means that the adult learner does not have to travel, find parking, or brave the elements. At the same time, the adult learner participates in a group in which everyone can see, hear, and talk to the instructor and each other in real time. All sessions will be recorded for the convenience of those who miss an occasional session. Participants can access the course materials conveniently online using our online learning platform.
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