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The Ethical Life: Jewish Values in An Age of Choice

Past Sessions
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10 Sivan 5780 - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3 Sivan 5780 - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 25 Iyyar 5780 - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 18 Iyyar 5780 - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

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 this series based on a curriculum developed by the Jewish Theological Seminary, we will focus on four ethical issues:

  • Is Teshuva Possible:  Rethinking Mass Incarceration (May 12)
  • Modern Day Slavery and Our Ethical Responsibility (May 19)
  • Disabilities and the Ethics of Inclusion (May 26)
  • Is Lying Ever Ethical? (June 2)

Each session includes a short video presentation by a JTS faculty member Video Lectures: JTS faculty members, study texts, and 3-5 minute videos featuring “Voices from the Field,” professionals who grapple with ethical challenges on a daily basis in their work.

All materials will be screen shared on Zoom.

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Wed, June 3 2020 11 Sivan 5780