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ScholarStream Series - Ethics

Risking One’s Life to Save Another: Required or Forbidden by Jewish Law?

Nov 02 2021, 1:00PM to 2:00PM in the Online / Live Stream.
NOTE: This event has already occurred.

ScholarStream: An Initiative of the RA, USCJ, JTS and Ziegler

Biblical stories can inform our understanding of our own relationships. The life lessons of our ancestors influence our personal, communal, and world values.

This week's session: 

If you see someone drowning in a raging river – are you required or forbidden to try to save that person? If a mountain climber sees another climber lying in the snow – how far must he go to save the other climber? Must a doctor endanger her life to save another, or is this forbidden? In this session we shall study the main rabbinic sources regarding these moral dilemmas, which have been debated by rabbis for the past 2,000 years.

No charge for Beth Tzedec members; pre-registration required. To register, click here>> and enter the code Thornhill21.

Event Details
For Information:
Daniel Silverman
416-781-3514 ext. 231
No charge for Beth Tzedec members
Generously sponsored by the Beth Tzedec Men's Club
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