Secret Judaic Origins of the Tarot

Secret Judaic Origins of the Tarot

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Stav Appel, a local resident here in Westchester, will conduct an adult education program called “The Secret Judaic Origins of the Tarot.” The presentation details the theory that the original Tarot cards, from France 1650, were actually a tool for clandestine Jewish education during the 175 year long exile of Jews from France declared by King Charles IV in 1394.

After framing the historical context, Stav will show the original Tarot cards to the audience and give them hints to help them decode the hidden Jewish content hiding in the cards. The presentation / discussion has nothing to do with fortune telling and focuses entirely on Jewish history in Europe and artistic analysis. In the cards, if one knows how to look, one can find Hebrew letters, Judaic ritual objects, Torah stories, and Jewish Holy Days.

There will also be a Havdalah service following the presentation.

There is no charge for admission, but donations are welcomed.

Light refreshments, coffee, and tea will be provided.

Tags: local events, history,judaism,jewish history

Posted By: Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism

Event Details

Date: January 18, 2020
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation
468 Rosedale Avenue
White Plains NY 10605

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More About this Event Poster: Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism

The WCHJ community is a warm, supportive meeting place for non-theistic Jews and their families. We celebrate and explore our Jewish identity through thoughtful, creative and questioning engagement with Jewish traditions, ethics, and culture. Our members share a fundamental belief in the power of human reason and responsibility, rather than of supernatural authority.

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