On Sunday June 25, 2017
  • 9am-1pm at Kevah: 2095 Rose St., Suite 202, Berkeley
  • 12pm-4pm at Contemporary Jewish Museum: 736 Mission Street, San Francisco
  • 4pm-8pm at Oshman Family Jewish Community Center: 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

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Ethics [clear filter]
Sunday, June 25

6:50pm PDT

Thou Shalt Be a Mensch

In perhaps no other religious tradition does Law hold more central place than it does in Judaism. In their founding code, The Mishnah, the rabbis mapped out a system of laws that are meant to regulate nearly every sphere of human life. Yet of out 63 tractates there is one - Avot - that does not seem to dictate legal obligations, but simply to advise good behavior. What is the role of this exceptional volume in the larger work of the Mishnah, and what does it tell us about the relationship between Law and Ethics in Judaism?

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David Kasher

David Kasher is the Senior Rabbinic Educator at Kevah, a Bay Area-based organization dedicated to expanding the role of Torah Study across the diverse spectrum of the American Jewish community. He was raised in Oakland, went to college at Wesleyan University and, after several years... Read More →

Sunday June 25, 2017 6:50pm - 7:50pm PDT
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto