L'dor V'dor: New Frontiers on Heredity and Healing

L'dor V'dor: New Frontiers on Heredity and Healing

L’dor V’dor: New Frontiers on Heredity and Healing
With Cantor Jessica Turnoff Ferrari

Thursday evenings - 7:00pm
April 20 & 27 and May 4

Did you hear about the Jewish woman who always cut the ends of her roast off before she cooked it? Her husband asked her why she wasted so much meat, and she said because that’s how her mother always did it. She asked her mother why. Her mother didn’t know—she said her mother always cut the ends off the roast, so that’s how she learned to do it. The woman eventually asked her grandmother, “Why do we always cut the ends off the roast?” Her grandmother said, “Because I never had a big enough pan.”

As Jews, we value passing on the blessings and teachings of our heritage. 

This class will explore the benefits of these blessings as well as implications of new research which indicates that children of holocaust survivors have biological markers for trauma, even though they did not experience the trauma in their own lives. What struggles, idiosyncrasies, and genetic markers might also be passed from generation to generation? We will also consider emerging ways of bringing healing to our lineage.