Inclusiveness as a Religious Value | lunch and learn

Submitted by Anonymous on September 20, 2019 - 1:01pm
Professor Zvi Zohar, Bar Ilan University

Zvi Zohar, Bar Ilan University


lunch and learn
Professor Zvi Zohar
Bar Ilan University

November 18, 2019 | noon
Lattie F. Coor Hall, 4403
ASU Tempe campus
reservation required 

Discord and schism based on the perceived need for communal uniformity have been hallmarks of Jewish life in Europe and North America in recent centuries. However, great Sephardic rabbis in these times regarded inclusiveness as one of the greatest values that should guide their decision making and leadership. In this lecture Professor Zohar presents and discusses this theme, as embodied in concrete decisions made by these rabbis.

Zvi Zohar is Chauncey Stillman Professor of Sephardic Law and Ethics at Bar Ilan University, where he teaches in the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Jewish Studies; At the Shalom Hartman Institute; Professor Zohar heads the Alan A. and Loraine Fischer Family Center for Contemporary Halakha. He has published over 60 scholarly articles in Hebrew, English and French, as well as several book-length studies in  Hebrew.

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