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SIR Shabbat/Community Lunch with Rabbi Ethan Tucker

Saturday, September 14, 2019 14 Elul 5779

9:15 AM - 3:00 PMManhattan Country School, 150 West 85th Street (between Amsterdam & Columbus)

Rabbi Ethan Tucker will be Darkhei Noam's next Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence. He will address the community three times during Shabbat:

1. During Kabbalat Shabbat: "When Teshuvah is not Enough: Reflections on Suffering and Punishment as Alternatives to Repentance"

2. Before Musaf: "Can Amalekites Repent?  On Individual and National Teshuvah"

3. At a Community Lunch Following Kiddush: "Moral Revolution or Complex Application? Re-examining the ben sorer umoreh"

The case of the Ben Sorer Umoreh­ (the rebellious son)—and the rabbinic interpretation thereof—is widely embraced as a model for moral revolution from within the system of halakhah.   Our Sages of blessed memory are said to have found a way to strike this offensive law from the books while still remaining true to the canons of traditional interpretation.  We will question this analysis and offer a different path, one that argues for our ability to find meaning within difficult and challenging texts rather simply succeed at evading them.


Rabbi Ethan Tucker is President and Rosh Yeshiva at Hadar and chair in Jewish Law. Ethan also directs Hadar’s Center for Jewish Law and Values.  Ethan was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and earned a doctorate 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 of Kehilat Hadar and a winner of the first Grinspoon Foundation Social Entrepreneur Fellowship.  He serves on the board of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Ramaz School.  He is the author, along with Rabbi Micha'el Rosenberg, of Gender Equality and Prayer in Jewish Law (2017).


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