Torah in a Time of Plague: Contemporary and Historical Jewish Reflections
The Jewish tradition has held and healed the Jewish people for centuries. As we emerge from “unprecedented” times, there is wisdom in locating ourselves in precedent, in stories of plague –biblical, contemporary, and in between — in an effort to meaningfully find our way through.
In this workshop, Erin Leib Smokler, editor of the recently published book, Torah in a Time of Plague, explores a treasure of theological, philosophical, literary, and liturgical responses to this tumultuous period. What is the Torah of this moment that can help us begin anew?
NOTE: This program was part of our Summer 2021 Virtual Rabbinic Torah Seminar, Torah of Possibility for an Uncertain Future