Mixed Messages: Capital and Corporal Punishments in Jewish Law Rabbi Dr. Shaye Cohen
Join us over lunch as we study the Mishnah, the foundational text of the Talmud. Focusing on Seder Nezikin, the mishnaic order of Torts and Damages, we will explore Talmudic visions of building a more just and humane world. The Mishnah presents us with a curriculum to discuss how to best structure the rules of ordinary daily engagement, negotiate conflicting claims and interests, and respond to extraordinary trespasses, whether civil or criminal.
Our lunchtime conversations will be infused with lively Talmud debates as we contemplate our own spiritual and societal aspirations. Together, we seek to better understand how to appreciate and actualize the good in society.
For more information or to register visit http://www.cjp.org/genesis