A Skirball Academy Class

Dr. David Kraemer:

The Politics of Jewish Tradition

Separation of Church and State is a modern concept with no parallel in traditional Judaism. To the contrary, Judaism deems all realms of human life — including those we today consider “political” — relevant to its laws and concerns.

In this course, we will examine some of the central political issues of our day, from criminal justice reform to the environment, housing policy to labor rights, and discuss what traditional Jewish teachings have to say about them.

Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, April 7, 14

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
$180 | $120 Temple Emanu-El members

Free for Friends of Streicker 

Dr. David Kraemer is the Director of the Library and Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he oversees the most extensive collection of Judaica in the Western hemisphere. He has played a crucial role in expanding the impact of the library’s world-renowned collections and programs.

 

Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, April 7, 14

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
$180 | $120 Temple Emanu-El members

Free for Friends of Streicker 

Separation of Church and State is a modern concept with no parallel in traditional Judaism. To the contrary, Judaism deems all realms of human life — including those we today consider “political” — relevant to its laws and concerns.

In this course, we will examine some of the central political issues of our day, from criminal justice reform to the environment, housing policy to labor rights, and discuss what traditional Jewish teachings have to say about them.

Dr. David Kraemer is the Director of the Library and Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he oversees the most extensive collection of Judaica in the Western hemisphere. He has played a crucial role in expanding the impact of the library’s world-renowned collections and programs.

 

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