Jewish Ethics in a Digital Age: Online Shaming and Cancel Culture
Jewish Ethics in a Digital Age: Online Shaming and Cancel Culture

 

Sunday, October 25

1:00-2:00 PM ET

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The era of social media has ushered in radically new social norms around responding to public crimes and misbehaviors. Online shaming and cancel culture are two of the tools that have been leveraged to address contemporary injustice. But how are we to approach this new era of virtual judgement, and what does Jewish Ethics have to contribute to the conversation?


Join us for a candid, text-based conversation around the appropriate responses to revelations of public wrongdoing. We’ll ask: Should we offer second chances to those who have betrayed our trust, or are there situations where the damage to someone’s reputation should be permanent? We will also consider the consequences of "cancelling" people who have acted inappropriately at best and criminally at worst.

 

This program will help students establish strategies for how to study, debate, and apply Jewish texts to modern ethical issues. It is the perfect segway into our Maimonides Moot Court Competition (MMCC) that will take place in Spring. For questions or further information on MMCC, reach out to Yitzhak Bronstein, [email protected].

 

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