Really loving both human beings and Torah means that sometimes we're afraid, angry, or even heartbroken by what the Torah seems to mean. The most ready-at-hand "solutions"—rejecting the Torah, questioning ourselves, and apologetics—are unappealing, but is there an alternative? Together we'll consider a direction courageously traveled by Moses Maimonides and Judith Plaskow that sees revelatory potential in these moments of heartbreak. Our learning will conclude with reflections on where we stand, as individuals and as a learning community, in relation to this narrative.
Dr. Scharfman was committed to learning and Torah and we are honored to be able to hold this lecture in his memory. Thank you to the Scharfman Family for their support in making this lecture possible.