ONLINEThe Torah of Reproductive Freedom With Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

Top Pick March 20, 2022 Free
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (Courtesy photo: Sally Blood)

The Supreme Court has repeatedly declined to block Texas’s draconian six-week abortion ban and is poised to issue its decision on a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade later this spring. Over 100 abortion bans were passed in 2021, more than any other year since Roe v. Wade was decided. This is the most critical year for reproductive health, rights and justice in over 50 years.

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg will explore how Jewish law and tradition approach abortion and look at the deep roots of some of today’s issues, and how some of our most live policy concerns come out of and/or stand in significant relationship to these texts. This conversation will help you to better understand the ways in which Judaism speaks to, and about, this critical moment for abortion justice.

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is an award-winning author and writer. She was named by Newsweek and The Daily Beast as one of 10 “rabbis to watch” and one of 21 “faith leaders to watch” by the Center for American Progress, by the Forward as one of the top 50 most influential women rabbis, has been a Washington Post Sunday crossword clue and called a “wunderkind of Jewish feminism” by Publishers Weekly. Her newest book, on applying an ancient framework of repentance and repair to the contemporary public square, to institutions and to national policy, is due from Beacon Press in 2022. She serves as scholar-in-residence at the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW).

The Diane Markowicz Memorial Lecture on Gender and Human Rights was created by the Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law founder Sylvia Neil and her husband, Dan Fischel, in memory of Sylvia’s late sister, Diane Markowicz, to honor her commitment to gender equality and social justice.

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Sunday, March 20, 2022, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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