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Election Year Politics, Jewish Style

Past Sessions
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9 Cheshvan 5781 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Zoom
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2 Cheshvan 5781 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Zoom
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 25 Tishrei 5781 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Zoom

Should gun-shop owners be obligated to pay for the damage caused by weapons they sold? What makes someone fit to serve as a judge? In what circumstances is abortion appropriate? These are just a few of the many contentious issues floating around during this election season. In this short series, three of your West Esplanade rabbis will explore the Jewish approaches to these hotly debated topics. We will be leaving contemporary political debates and political parties at the door, exploring the values that motivate each side of the issue, and how those values are expressed and prioritized in our tradition. For each class, we will get a case to explore, and will break up into small groups to explore how our tradition might respond to it. Please come with an open mind - not to have your opinions changed, but better to appreciate the perspective of your neighbor with whom you might disagree.

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Thu, December 3 2020 17 Kislev 5781