Kehilat Hadar is excited to co-sponsor a Global Day of Jewish Learning, on Sunday November 20 hosted by Mechon Hadar, Schechter Manhattan, Shaare Tzedek, and LimmudNY. It will be held at the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan from 10:00 AM - 3:05 PM. Lunch will be available for purchase between 11:50 - 12:15 PM. Join with more than 400 communities in 48 countries and six continents for a day of Torah study. You can see our schedule for the day at the link below. Recordings of sessions will be posted after the Global Day of Jewish Learning.
Jeremy Tabick will be representing Kehilat Hadar and teaching on the topic, 'In Defense of "Eye for an Eye:' Approaches to Morality and Law"
Time: 1:15 PM
Description: The principle of talion, or "eye for an eye," is usually invoked to describe the brutality of biblical law (and ancient law in general). However, something astonishing happens in the Rabbinic laws of personal injury: the punishment has transformed into money instead of retaliation. How are we supposed to understand this transformation? We will look at the explanations in the Talmud Bavli on interpreting this biblical law metaphorically, and in the process reevaluate our original assumptions about the biblical texts.
For the full schedule and to register, visit: https://www.mechonhadar.org/globalday