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Modern Conundrums: Western Ethics and Jewish Law On The 21st Century’s Hardest Questions

Hosted By: ZIVUG

Together we will explore some of the juiciest ethical dilemmas facing 21st century Jews through the lenses of modern medical ethics, western moral philosophy, and halachah (Jewish law).

We’ll start by asking: what counts as a moral issue? Then, over several classes, we’ll delve into the ethics of self-driving cars; withdrawing, withholding, or requiring life-sustaining therapies; selecting embryos; and more. We’ll conclude our series by considering the role of intention in halachic and moral violations, and the role and function of halachic and moral rules in our lives.

Classes meet April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1. The cost per sessions is $15, or $120 for the series.

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Teacher

Rabbi Getzel Davis

Rabbi Getzel Davis is founder of ZIVUG. He works as a rabbi and educator at Harvard Hillel and also as an Harvard University Chaplain, where much of his work is to engage unobservant students. He is also the adviser for the Conservative Minyan, teaches regular classes, and counsels students, faculty, and community members. Rabbi Getzel is also the founder and executive director of Unorthodox Celebrations, a service that connects unaffiliated Jews with inspiring rabbis and cantors nationwide to facilitate meaningful weddings, bar mitzvahs and baby namings.
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ZIVUG

ZIVUG provides counseling and learning opportunities for couples and parents.
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