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Ideas for Today

The Essentiality of Humility

Jewish texts, traditions, and practices define our obligations to one another and help us live more meaningful Jewish lives.
Rabbi Gordon Tucker is a Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. He is also Vice Chancellor for Religious Life and Engagement at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Previously he was the Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel Center in White Plains, NY (a Conservative synagogue) from 1994 to 2018. He received an A.B. from Harvard College, Ph.D. from Princeton University, and Rabbinic Ordination from Jewish Theological Seminary. He was

 

Where do truth and friendship intersect? Does being a friend mean giving up claims to absolute truth, or do friendships require a commitment to multiple truths?

In a three-part series, Three Aspects of an Ethic of Friendship, Gordon Tucker explores Jewish texts, traditions, and practices that define our obligations to one another and help us live more meaningful Jewish lives.

Other sessions in this series:

  • Ethics as Character Development
  • Compassion: An Emulation of God’s Friendship

This series is part of Ideas for Today, curated courses by Hartman Institute scholars on the big Jewish ideas of this moment.

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