Jewish tradition teaches that the pinnacle of Jewish history occurred at the foot of Mt. Sinai, as God revealed the Torah. Just before that revelation took place, though, the Jewish people pledged, Na’aseh v’nishma — “We will do and we will listen to all that God has declared” (Exodus 24:7). The order of this declaration is of great importance, and the verse is often interpreted differently along denominational lines.
Are we to keep the Torah and its commandments, without knowing why? Are we to first inform ourselves of Jewish law, and then choose how to implement them on an individual basis? Is action more important than understanding, or, as the Talmud teaches (Kiddushin 40b), does understanding lead to action? Join with Jewish Studies and members of the community as Rabbis Greg Kanter (KKBE), Adam Rosenbaum (Emanu-El) and Michael Davies (Dor Tikvah) discuss these questions and more. The reception immediately after the panel will welcome Rabbi Kanter to the Charleston community. Baruch ha’ba.
The Three Rabbi Panel is supported by the Stanley and Charlot Karesh Family Fund, an endowment given by the Karesh family in spring 2015 in support of Jewish Studies’ community outreach programming. Stanley obm and Charlot have been lifelong pillars of the Charleston Jewish community, and of Jewish Studies. We are incredibly grateful for their support.
Sponsor: Jewish Studies Program