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Pre-Passover Learning Series

  • Harvard Law School, Milstein East 1585 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)

Session cost is $5. Dinner is included in registration and will be served from 7:30-8:00. Register here.

April 9, 7:30-9:30 pm: Rav Shai Held, Turning Memory Into Empathy: The Lessons of Exodus

In this session, we'll explore the biblical ideal of "loving the stranger."  We'll see how the mandate to love the outsider develops from Exodus to Leviticus to Deuteronomy; we'll ask about the role of memory in ethics (it's far more complex than we usually assume!); and we'll discuss how the mandate to love the outsider can be personalized; and we'll explore what it would really mean to love a God who loves the vulnerable and exploited.

Earlier Event: April 7
New Moon Circle
Later Event: April 12
Kabbalat Shabbat Experience