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Video: Admitting Shammai to the Conference of Presidents

An attempt to unpack and understand current tensions in Jewish communal life, thinking about who is outside the pale of Jewish community then and now, and why
 

Recorded live at Judaism, Democracy, and the Ethics of Inclusion  
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Using ancient and modern texts as our prism, we will attempt to unpack and understand current tensions in Jewish communal life, thinking about who is outside the pale of Jewish community then and now, and why.

Rick Jacobs is President of the Union for Reform Judaism, the congregational arm of the Reform Jewish Movement in North America. A longtime and devoted creative change agent, Rabbi Jacobs spent 20 years as a dynamic, visionary spiritual leader at Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, New York. He was ordained in 1982 by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, where he received numerous excellence awards. Deeply committed to the State of Israel, Rabbi Jacobs has studied for two decades at Jerusalem’s Shalom Hartman Institute, where he is now a senior rabbinic fellow.

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