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Sunday, February 16 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Politics from the Pulpit: Moral Imperative or Moral Concern?

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This session is intended for rabbinical students. In a world that is increasingly polarized, the question of when we should bring our politics into religious spaces is both deeply fraught and deeply important. While some people prefer their synagogues to be politics-free, others see political speech as part of being a religious leader. We will look at two possible models--moral imperative and moral concern--to try to better understand what our tradition says about the ways we can stand up for our values, and the moments where we might need to moderate our voices.

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Rachel Rosenthal

Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
Rachel Rosenthal is a David Hartman Center Fellow whose research focuses on the intersection of Talmud and pedagogy. She received her PhD in Rabbinic Literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where her dissertation focused on how rabbinic analysis of the case of the stubborn... Read More →

Sunday February 16, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am EST

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