Howard Simon: Violence and Non-Violence in Jewish Tradition (Virtual on Zoom)
January 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 2, 2023
Program Fee: $48.00
In partnership with Osher Marin JCC
This inquiry into violence and non-violence in Jewish tradition employing Gandhi’s model of satyagraha (“a determined but nonviolent resistance to evil”) as a benchmark for non-violent resistance.
How have concepts of violence and non-violence played out in Jewish history? What consequences have followed when Jews have responded violently or non-violently in times of turmoil?
We will explore these questions at four critical moments in Jewish history: in the time of the Patriarchs and the first century CE, in medieval Germany, and in 1934-5, when Martin Buber and others faced off with Mahatma Gandhi over how Jews should responses to Nazi terror.
4 Thursdays: January 12, 19, 26, February 2 @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm