The Rabbinic Construction of Biblical Social Justice
WHEN Wednesday | 17 Oct, 12:00 PM
WHERE 238 HRCB
A look at a specific instance of Rabbinic practice of a law concerning neighbors, courtyards, and outsiders that, by way of later and earlier commentators, gives up its moral and theological background and, thus, offers insight to the Rabbinic understanding of biblical social justice.
Aryeh Cohen teaches all things Rabbinic literature (Mishnah, Talmud, midrash) and social justice at the Ziegler School for Rabbinic Studies of the American Jewish University, where he was ordained a rabbi in 2010. Cohen is a professor, a social justice activist, a rabbi, and a lecturer. In addition, he is the author of Justice in the City: An Argument from the Sources of Rabbinic Judaism. Also Cohen is the Rabbi-in-Residence for Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice in Southern California, a founder and member of the Shtibl Minyan, and a board member of CLUE.