2 Tammuz 5777
26 June 2017
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London School of Jewish Studies

Modern Jewish Issues under Fire!

  • Subject: Jewish Culture, Jewish Law/Halacha
  • Start date: 14 June
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Day(s): Wednesday
  • Start time: 8:00 pm
  • End time: 9:30 pm

Changing norms and blurring boundaries are presenting new challenges to Judaism every year. This course will examine how our Jewish sources respond to three front-line issues: gender identity following sex-change procedures and communal responses to transgender; guidelines for broadening and deepening women’s learning and leadership roles; balancing military goals and civilian losses in a world of asymmetric and sub-conventional military engagements.

14 June
Transgender and gender reassignment

21 June
Women poskot and Talmud Torah

28 June
Women rabbis and other religious leadership roles

5 July
No class

12 July
War and self-defence against terrorists