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Sunday, February 16 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Shamor and Zakhor in Stereo: Making Sense of Shabbat

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Shabbat is one of the most basic experiences of Jewish observance and one of Judaism's most distinctive contributions to the world. And yet, Jews often disagree deeply over its essence: Is it a day of rest from work? A day to be with God? A day focused on restrictions or enjoyment? We will explore a wealth of Biblical, rabbinic and non-rabbinic sources on Shabbat and see that these questions are not new, as we emerge with a clearer understanding of what the rabbinic Shabbat means today.

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Ethan Tucker

Ethan Tucker is co-founder, rosh yeshiva, and chair in Jewish Law at Mechon Hadar. He was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and earned a PhD in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Harvard College. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, he was a co-founder... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2014 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Long Ridge

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