8 2018

Issues in Modern Orthodoxy

7:15PM - 8:30PM  

Arnold Hall, Jewish Studies Center

Contact Mark Swick

Modern Orthodox Judaism is informed in large part by the contemporary world in which Orthodox Jews reside. A hundred years ago, there was no State of Israel and political Zionism was largely a secular movement, roles available to women were far more restricted, and the professional and educational opportunities available to Jews, both men and women, were severely limited. The fundamental changes that have happened in the last century have been embraced by Modern Orthodoxy, but with limits. Rabbi Moshe Davis of Brith Sholom Beth Israel will discuss Modern Orthodoxy’s response to these changes by focusing on texts that address the challenges and opportunities associated with them.

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October 15: Worldly Pursuits
October 22: The Role of Women