Exploring Judaism Beit Midrash: Pirkei Avot and Social Justice
Select Sundays, 10:15 - 11:30 am, Library
2019 DATES: Feb 24 | Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 | Apr 7 & 14
Jewish tradition encourages us to study Pirkei Avot each Shabbat during the period between Passover and Shavuot. This year, we'll get an early start! Our guiding text will be Pirkei Avot: A Social Justice Commentary by Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz. Pirkei Avot is the urtext of Jewish practical wisdom. This commentary explores the text through a lens of contemporary social justice and moral philosophy, engaging both classical commentators and modern thinkers.