Issues That Divide: The Jewish World Today (Zoom)

Monday 1–3pm
Monday 7.15–9.15pm
From: 15 June 2020
To: 6 July 2020
Paul Forgasz
4 week course (June 15, 22, 29, July 6)

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. 


$94 Member
$106 Non-member
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