Jan

28 2019

Understanding and Applying Shmitah in the 21st Century

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Beth Tzedec Congregation 1700 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5P 3K3

Contact
416.781.3511
info@beth-tzedec.org
http://www.beth-tzedec.org

Understanding and Applying Shmitah in the 21st Century with Rabbi Shalom Schachter
Three Monday evenings - January 28, February 4 & 11 at 7:30 pm

The UN warns we have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe. How can Torah Help? In this three-part course, Rabbi Shalom Schachter explores how the traditional Shimitah system meant for a small sliver of land might guide us towards meaningful corrective action in our world today. Shmitah, meaning release or remission, is the Torah's radical archetype for periodic 'reset'.

Would the goal of a contemporary Shmitah be economic equality, equality of opportunity, or a rhythmic process of opportunity and equality?

Topics of discussion - A Kashrut for Energy; Economic Equality; Mobility and Sanity in Sustainability

No charge, everyone welcome.