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Jewrisprudence: Frontiers of Modern Jewish Law
January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 10, 2020
One event on March 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm
In light of the evolving situation with the coronavirus and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to temporarily transition this series to remote access only.
Contact Jane Potter with any questions.
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.
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!