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Sunday, February 16 • 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Bridges, Barriers and the Bris: Brit Milah vs. the Evolving Definitions of Jewishness

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As Jewish life continues to grow within the North American context, we are faced with the increasingly important question of how to engage the changing definitions of Jewish identity. As we follow the controversy and saga that ensued from the 1860’s New Orleans Jewish community, we will combine halachic sources and field experience from the Mohel profession to explore the boundaries and pathways in which halacha can provide visibility and inclusion to members of the Jewish community without traditional halachic status.

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Eliezer Lawrence

Rabbi Eliezer Lawrence C.M. is a passionate linguist, a soulful singer, and a community Mohel who uses his practice to connect and empower Jews from across the denominational spectrum. An alumnus Yeshivat Ma’ale Gilboa and the Hadar Institute, Eliezer holds an MA in Bible and Semitic... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2020 6:15pm - 7:15pm EST
Presentation Room (Atrium)

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