From political and financial scandals to 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 need a solid understanding of how Jewish ethics can inform our decisions about the critical questions of the day.
Join us for a series of 13 guided group discussions led by Rabbi Hammerman as we study the sources of Jewish ethics in their original and learn how we can apply them today. Each session of The Ethical Life includes a short video lecture featuring JTS faculty members and other expert scholars. Topics of contemporary relevance include:
Halakhah (Jewish law)
The lived experience
Torture and just war
Disabilities & inclusion
Lying vs. honesty
Teshuvah: Rethinking mass incarceration
Surrogacy and relationships
The Ethical Life will be given at two different times:
- Tuesdays at 7:30 pm on: November 1, 15, 29; December 13; January 10, 24; February 7, 21; March 7, 21; April 4, 25; May 16
- Wednesdays at 12:00 pm (Lunch & Learn) on: November 2, 16, 30; December 14; January 11, 25; February 8, 22; March 8, 22; April 5, 26; May 17
To register for The Ethical Life series, click here. There is a fee of $36 per person.
For more information about this program, please contact Lisa Gittelman Udi via e-mail or call (203) 322-6901, ext. 305.
This course is made possible through the generous support of the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Hereld Institute for Jewish Studies.