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Jewrisprudence: Frontiers of Modern Jewish Law

  • March 18, 2020 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

  • Remote Access Only

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In light of the situation with the coronavirus, this class is now remote access only.

About this Series:

How is our timeless halakhic (Jewish legal) system responding to questions of Jewish law emerging from our fast-paced, open-sourced, multi-vocal, technology-saturated, and rapidly changing world? Join Rabbi Adina Lewittes as we analyze contemporary teshuvot (rabbinic responses), study the systems of change that have maintained the relevance of Jewish observance for millennia, explore the dynamism within the boundaries of Jewish law, and learn to articulate, in the language of tradition, the commitments to observance and practice that frame your Jewish life.

Meeting ID: 808 984 065

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Reading Materials for March 18

Please see the readings below for Wednesday’s Jewrisprudence class on Transportation on Shabbat.
1. Proceedings of the Rabbinical Assembly
2. Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo, Jewish Law as Rebellion, Take the Bike

Here is the link to the teshuvah from last week’s class by Rabbi Daniel Nevins: The Uses of Electric and Electronic Devices on Shabbat

Contact Jane Potter with any questions.

Schedule & Topics:

  • February 19: No class
  • February 26: Shabbat Law: Shabbat and the Digital World
  • March 5 (Thursday): Drinking on Purim: Cocktails and Mock-Tales
  • March 18: Virtual Class – Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Transportation on Shabbat
  • March 25: Virtual Class
  • April 1: Liberating Pesah from Slavery: Pesah-Prep in the Modern Kitchen
  • April 8: No class (Pesah)
  • April 15: No class (Pesah)
  • April 29: No class (Yom Ha’atzmaut)
  • May 13: No class

We will address many more current halakhic questions througout the series. Suggestions are always welcome!


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