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Friday, February 12 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Don’t Be a Jerk: Applying Hillel’s Golden Rule in Practice

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In response to a heckler, Rabbi Hillel summarized the Torah, “That which is hateful to you, do not do to others. That is the whole Torah. Now go and learn it.” In other words: don’t be a jerk, realize that learning to do right by others takes effort, and go learn what the Jewish tradition has to say about that. An exploration of inadvertent obnoxiousness and alternatives to obnoxiousness.


Ruti Regan

Ruti Regan is a fourth-year rabbinical student at JTS and the author of realsocialskills.org, a blog about the disability-informed approach to interpersonal interactions. She is a co-founder of Anachnu, an organization led by Jews with disabilities promoting disability-informed Torah and inclusive community. She moderates the weekly #parshachat on Twitter. Prior to JTS, Ruti studied at Drisha and the Conservative Yeshiva. Her interests include... Read More →

Friday February 12, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm

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