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Sunday, February 15 • 6:00pm - 7:15pm
The Torah after Ferguson: Human Equality in the Bible

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Ferguson has left much of our country shell-shocked, confused, and hopeless about race in America. In this session, we'll ask what the Torah says about human equality and discuss how its ideas could and should affect the way we conduct ourselves in the world. We'll accomplish this through close readings of texts from Genesis and Deuteronomy. Come with an openness to exploring inspiring, challenging, and unsettling ideas.

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Shai Held

Shai Held is Co-Founder, Dean, and Chair in Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar, and he directs its Center for Jewish Leadership and Ideas. He is a 2011 recipient of the Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education and has been named multiple times to Newsweek’s list of the top 50 rabbis in America. His book, Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence, was published in 2013. Shai’s weekly essays on the Torah are read by... Read More →


Sunday February 15, 2015 6:00pm - 7:15pm
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