NEW Melton Scholars class.*
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00pm October 20 - November 24
“A question was posed to Rabbi Tarfon and the Elders: Which is greater, study or action? Rabbi Tarfon answered, saying: Action is greater. Rabbi Akiva answered, saying: Study is greater. All the rest agreed with Akiva that study is greater than action because it leads to action.” (Kiddushin 40b)
*A NEW curriculum from the Melton School
Course Description :
This course will offer insight into the foundational Jewish ideas about social justice, and how the intrinsic role of social justice within Jewish belief and behavior compels us to acknowledge and repair the shortcomings in our communities as well as the world at large. This course is unique among the Melton curricular offerings because, in addition to its quest to educate and stimulate discussion, it will encourage learners to translate learning into action. Drawing from Jewish text and history we will explore how social justice work goes beyond addressing short-term needs and looks at structural causes of injustice today.
Dates: Oct. 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24