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The Plagues Project

Covid-19 and the Theological Challenge of the Arbitrary

The Plagues Project: leading Jewish thinkers reflect on the ways that Jews have thought about Plagues for the last 3,000 years.
Dr. Shaul Magid is a Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. He is a Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, where he teaches Jewish Studies and Religion, rabbi of the Fire Island Synagogue in Sea View, NY, contributing editor to Tablet Magazine and editor of Jewish Thought and Culture at Tikkun Magazine. He is also a member of the American Academy for Jewish Research. Shaul received

Covid-19 and the Theological Challenge of the Arbitrary

As the world grapples with the effects of COVID and the chaos, uncertainty, and pain it has brought to humanity, leading Jewish thinkers to reflect on the concept of plague in both historical and current contexts.

Grounded in the Biblical text and the narrative of the Ten Plagues, The Plagues Project consists of more than 30 videos, each offering a unique perspective on Judaism and plagues and showcasing the variety of ways that Jews have thought about Plagues – both Biblical Plagues and plagues throughout history – for the last 3,000 years.

The Plagues Project collaboration between BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change, Judaism Unbound, 929 English, The Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, and jewishLIVE

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