Judaism and Contemporary Political Thought

July 12, 2020 $150.00 0
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Our course will consider a variety of Jewish texts on politics from biblical times through today.

We will explore the following topics:

  • Living in diaspora (Source: “The Book of Esther”)
  • How to rebuild after catastrophe (Source: “Pirkei Avot, Sayings of the Sages”)
  • The challenges of living in our homeland (Source: Yossi Klein Halevi’s “On Dreamers”)

We will also look at rabbinic texts on the traits of a leader and then move to contemporary Jewish feminist insights on developing new politics.

All texts will be studied in translation and no prior knowledge is assumed.

This course will be led by Rabbi Leonard Gordon and meets on Sundays, 5-7 p.m., for five weeks, beginning July 12.

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