Session 2: Moral Dilemmas: Then and Now – Dr. Zipora Schorr
Dates: January 11, 25; February 1, 8, 22; March 1, 8
How do the stories in the Bible inform our moral and ethical choices? How does the past enrich the present? What can we learn from ancient Sages that helps us to make sense of modern dilemmas? This course will present Biblical figures making choices reflecting the human condition. We will analyze the text and view it through the lens of contemporary society, exploring articles that help us understand modern life through ancient wisdom.
Adam and Eve: He said, she said; reflections on honesty in relationships
Rebekkah, Isaac, Jacob and Esau: Deception or Divine Plan? Does the end justify the mean?
Joseph and his brothers, Abraham and Sara: Telling the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth?
Amalek: Is there a different moral standard for your sworn enemy?
Jonah: Can you escape your Fate?
Esther: Sacrifice of virtue for the greater good?
Job: Theodicy, or why do bad things happen to good people
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