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Rabbinic Responses to the Pandemic

Hosted By: Pardes

In 1831, the Second Cholera Pandemic struck Posen. Rabbi Akiva Eger was commended by the king of Prussia for his leadership during this trying time. In this four-part series we will meet this Talmudic giant and explore the different strategies he employed, while reflecting on our own experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic relating to several areas:

-Reciting Kaddish
-Navigating the High-Holidays
-Are there mystical solutions to a plague?
-Leadership in a pandemic

The fee is for the entire 4-part series, and recordings will be available to all students.

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Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper

Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper currently teaches Hasidut, Maimonides, and Midrash at Pardes. He has also taught Bible, Talmud, and Philosophy of Halakha. He previously served as the director of the Fellows programme and the director of the Kollel, as well as heading the Pardes Educational Seminar to Turkey. Originally from Australia, Levi holds an LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from the Law of Faculty, Bar-Ilan University, and is a member of the Israel Bar Association. In addition to his work as Pardes, Levi is a Teaching Fellow at the The Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University.
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