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Sunday, February 16 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Netsiv's Contribution to Saving the Planet

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Naftali Tsvi Yehudah Berlin (the Netsiv) was the head of the Volozhin Yeshivah, the leading Orthodox institution in the Russian Empire, from 1853 until its closure in 1892. Aside from organizational leadership, his intellectual and methodological innovations left a strong impact on East European Orthodoxy. We will examine his startlingly progressive take on the rabbinic concept of “mipnei yishuv `olam” (for the purpose of keeping society/the world going) in his thrilling essay opening the book of Breishit, and its implied injunction to save the planet.

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David Fishman

David studied Talmud with David Weiss haLivni for many years, and has an MA in Talmud from JTS; he has served as an Adjunct lecturer at JTS in Talmud and Hebrew. He is an early and active member of Minyan M'at, has sung for decades in Zamir, was a founder of the Jewish Funders Network... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
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