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Sunday, February 15 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Uniformity and Diversity: Left-Handedness and Halakhah

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Communities must constantly balance a sense of uniformity and common purpose with the fact that all communities are made up of diverse individuals. When must individuals bend to the dominant norm and when do we create space for some people to do things differently? We will explore this question through the prism of handedness as we examine a number of places in halakhic literature where lefties and righties are (and are not) treated differently.


Ethan Tucker

Ethan Tucker is Rosh Yeshiva and Director of the Center for Jewish Law and Values at Mechon Hadar. Ethan was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and earned a doctorate in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He enjoys learning Torah with a wide variety... Read More →

Sunday February 15, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm EST

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