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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 President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. The author of Shuva: The Future of the Jewish Past and a fellow in the Institute’s iEngage Project, Yehuda writes and teaches widely on the central challenges facing Jewish life in both America and Israel, and how new Jewish thinking can help us stand up to these challenges. He lives in Riverdale with his wife, Stephanie Ives, and their three children.

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

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