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Marv Mandelbaum gets some of the delicious desserts after lunch.

Rabbi Barnard gave his presentation after the lunch. He talked about four other religions
and how they relate to Judaism:
Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity.

"Robinson's Arch" near the Kotel in Jerusalem, where egalitarian Jews may pray.

The Bodhi Tree at Bodh Gaya, India, under which Siddhartha Gautama, the spiritual teacher
who later became known as the Buddha, is said to have attained enlightenment.

In Buddhism, the search for enlightenment can be attained by following "Four Noble Truths":
1. Life is suffering.
2. Suffering is caused by desire.
3. Suffering ends when desire ends.
4. The Eight-fold Path is the way to end desire and find enlightenment.
The Eightfold Path.
The Eightfold Path.
The Eightfold Path.

Peter's Vision of Various Animals.

Map of the Abbasid Caliphate, c. 850. The spread of Islam.

Is Judaism a "Catholic" religion? Is the Torah "given" or "chosen"?
Can we be pluralistic and still be Jews?


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