Course Leaders: Rabbi Mishkin & Rabbinic Intern Ben Chaidell
From political and financial scandals to rapid progress in biomedical science and technology, the complex issues of modern society are, at their core, issues of ethical and moral concern. Now more than ever, we require a solid understanding of how Jewish ethics can inform our discussions and decisions about the critical questions of the day. Judaism has a long history of wrestling with moral questions, responding to them in a way that considers all sides of an issue.
In these sessions, part of the JTS (Jewish Theolgical Seminary ) curriculum, we will grapple with today's most pressing ethical dilemmas.
The class will include short videos featuring phenomenal JTS faculty, other expert scholars, and practitioners in the field; classical and contemporary texts; and additional resources online.
COURSE TOPICS INCLUDE:
- The Centrality of Ethics to Jewish Life: Chancellor Arnold Eisen
- Does Ethics Need God?: Dr. Alan Mittleman
- The Ethical Dimensions of Food Production: Dr. David Kraemer
- Is Teshuvah (Repentance) Possible?
- Rethinking Mass Incarceration: Rabbi Jill Jacobs
- Modern-Day Slavery and Our Ethical Responsibility: Rabbi Gordon Tucker, PhD
COURSE DATES: (All SUNDAYS @ 10:45am)
October 22nd, Novemeber 5th, November 12th, December 3rd, December 10th and December 17th