February 4, 2020 6:30 pm / 8:00 pm
Debates—philosophical, spiritual, ethical, and cultural—are at the heart of Judaism and Jewish life. Are religion and reason compatible? Can Jewish law change based on context? How do we teach and talk about the Holocaust and the State of Israel? Should we prioritize Jewish causes or universal causes in our giving? Is Jewish tradition intrinsically patriarchal and ableist? Is our relationship with God defined by human obligation or divine compassion? Beyond Dispute is a substantive, text-based exploration of how these debates have been manifested over the course of Jewish history. Please join Cantor Russ as he helps guide us through these essential questions of Jewish life and encourages us to go beyond the conflicts themselves to build a more inclusive view of the Jewish past, present, and future.