Guard Your Keyboard and Your Tongue

Jewish Ethics of Shame, Speech, and Reputation in an Age of Social Media

Rabbi Jason Rubenstein

Jewish law has always cared deeply about how and why we speak about others. In this class, we'll ask three questions: what light can its insights shed on our contemporary, rapidly evolving lives of social media; when the assumptions underlying Jewish law seem no longer to apply, what does this tell us about the possibilities of communication in this new age; and what can the world of online (mis)communications teach us about Torah? Recorded live at the Summer Yom Iyyun, 2015.