Hadassah to present series on Jewish text and culture

On Oct. 29, she will speak on the Creation stories in the Bible. She will examine how Jerusalem has become the heart of Judaism on Nov. 12.

Her Dec. 10 topic will be "Religious Faith and Judaism." She will examine the roles of biblical characters, rabbinical sages and philosopher in the observance of mitzvot.

On Jan. 14, she will investigate the basis for ethics and moral behavior in Judaism.

Her Feb. 11 lecture will be on Purim. She will look at anti-Semitism "Haman-style" as an inspiration for "The Protocol of the Elders of Zion."

On March 25, Shaked will discuss Maimonides' writings on human behavior and how to lead a balanced life. On April 22, she till present a legal analysis of the trial of Jesus.

All lectures start at 7 p.m. in Kol Emeth's main sanctuary. The Conservative synagogue is located at 4175 Manuela Ave. For more information, call (650) 697-1522.