Issues That Divide: The Jewish World Today (Zoom)
To: 6 July 2020
In 1984, leading Canadian Orthodox rabbi Reuven Bulka wrote about a ‘coming cataclysm,’ fearing that a permanent break in relations between Orthodoxy and Reform was imminent.
While that prediction did not eventuate, the Jewish religious world in the 21st century remains divided by a number of defining issues: the question of who can rightfully be considered a Jew; the rights of non-Orthodox denominations in Israel; gender equity; sexual orientation and gender identity.
In this course, we will examine the varying responses to these issues in the Jewish world today.
Image: Lisa Shulman, Untitled, 1988, Australia.