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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

Yehuda Kurtzer is the President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. Yehuda received his doctorate in Jewish Studies from Harvard University and MA in Religion from Brown University, and is an alumnus of the Bronfman Youth and Wexner Graduate Fellowships. Previously... Read More →

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

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