Judaism and Jewish Ethics  in Practice - Spring Session

Difficult Topics as seen through the Lens of Judaism

To be held in person at Congregation of Moses and via Zoom
Bring your own vegetarian lunch.
No cost for members of TBI or CoM. $30 non-members
Registration ends February 15, 2023

Our spring series will delve more deeply into conversations happening in our world today. What does Judaism have to say about these subjects and what Jewish values might influence our decision-making?
We will begin each session with learning and then open up for kind and curious conversation about our views, stances, challenges and fears.

  • The Court System in Judaism, Israel and the United States - February 22, 12:00 PM
    Judaism’s system of justice began with the Sanhedrin and the law of the land. What are the similarities and differences today of the court systems under which we operate? How do we navigate conflicting legal systems?
  • "To Cultivate and Care For” - Environmental Ethics - March 1, 12:00 PM
    Following the expulsion from the Garden of Eden, we are told to lishmor et haaretz, to guard the earth. What does this mean for us today in light of climate change?
  • The First Amendment - Separation of Church and State - March 8, 12:00 PM
    How has the first amendment been both beneficial and challenging for the Jewish community? How should the current challenges be addressed by the community?
  • "Be Fruitful and Multiply” - Reproduction Rights - March 15, 12:00 PM
    How do we balance the conflicting commandments of "be fruitful and multiply” with "you shall live by them,” "rodef shalom,” and "pikuach nefesh?"
  • "And you shall guard it” - Gun Rights - March 22, 12:00 PM
    How do our personal rights and communal responsibilities balance as it pertains to gun ownership and use?
  • It’s in the News - topic to be determined - March 29, 12:00 PM

Who's coming?

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  • Ruth J.
  • Carolyn K.
  • Myral R.
  • Jerry R.
  • Judith P.
  • Rhonda K.
  • Nancy D.
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