Reparations, Restoration, and Renewal through Jewish Redemptive Narratives (4 sessions)
Program: Open Circle Jewish Learning Texts and Traditions
Instructor: Rabbi-Cantor Michael McCloskey
Day/Time: Tuesdays at 8-9:30pm Eastern
Dates: March 12th, 19th, 26th; April 2nd, 2024
Fee: $160 Scholarships available
Location: Online via Zoom
Zecher L’tziat Mitzrayim, a remembrance of the exodus from Egypt, is a prominent motif within our prayers that we are obligated to remember all the days of our lives. Yet, perhaps because of discomfort or politics, we often leave out an integral part of the narrative: reparations. Our ancestors took them when they departed Egypt. As the call for reparations for people of color, whose ancestors were enslaved, and who have endured generational institutional theft, predation, violence, and more, has grown louder, Jews need to be a part of this crucial American conversation as well as allies for positive change. What insights does Jewish wisdom bring to this discussion? Join Rabbi Cantor Michael McCloskey, who has studied these primary texts with Rabbi Aryeh Bernstein, author of the “The Torah Case for Reparations” for a stimulating and heart-engaging text study around this complex and important concept.
Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning is for learners of all backgrounds.
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