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Everyday Moral Dilemmas
January 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 10, 2021
Remote Access Only
Wednesdays with Hadar—Unit 3
Everyday Moral Dilemmas with Rabbi Avi Strausberg
Wrestle with everyday moral dilemmas, the sorts of which we each encounter all of the time in our lives, through the lens of traditional Jewish texts. In this course, we’ll consider questions like: “If and when is it okay to shame someone else for the sake of protecting another,” and “Are there instances in which it is not only permissible to lie but in fact necessary?”
We’ll pose these everyday moral dilemmas to classic Jewish sources and see what, if any wisdom, they have to offer us when confronted with these questions. In doing so, we’ll attempt to not only answer the dilemmas before us but suggest a model for what it might look like to turn to Jewish texts for guidance on pressing questions of our times.
This unit is free for BJ members, and $60 for non-members.