How the Rabbis Thought About Work

How did the rabbis understand the ideal role of work in our lives, the kinds of work that are best, and the relationship between work, rest, and play?

Work shapes our lives, our relationships, and—for better or worse—our status in the world. The nature of work is also rapidly changing. Over two sessions, David Zvi Kalman looks at how the rabbis understood the ideal role of work in our lives, the kinds of work that were best, and their understanding of the relationship between work, rest, and play.

Session 1

This session aired on July 19, 2022.

Session 2

This session aired on July 26, 2022.

This series is part of Ideas for Today, our offering of  curated courses led by leading scholars addressing the compelling contemporary Jewish issues of the day.

 

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