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Sunday, February 14 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Why Prophesy Fails: On Pragmatism and Patience in the Work of Justice

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The Biblical Prophets are held up as paragons and exemplars of the belief in the importance of justice and righteousness in defining the ethical agenda of the Jewish people. They were also, overwhelmingly, unsuccessful in their efforts. In this session we will explore the rabbinic critique of the prophets, and consider the implications for the work of justice and righteousness if indeed the methods of the prophets were as ineffective and counterproductive as the rabbis think they were.

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Yehuda Kurtzer

President, Shalom Hartman Insitute of North America
Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer is the President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. Yehuda is a leading thinker and author on the meaning of Israel to American Jews, on Jewish history and Jewish memory, and on questions of leadership and change in American Jewish life.Yehuda led... Read More →

Sunday February 14, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am EST
  Social Justice