David Kasher - The Torah of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Valley Beit Midrash
Rabbi Dr. David Kasher, Associate Rabbi at IKAR (ikar-la.org/)presents his lecture "The Torah of Martin Luther King, Jr." before an audience at Congregation Or Tzion (www.congregationortzion.org) in Scottsdale, AZ.ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of our great American heroes, was a uniquely gifted orator. His speeches are breathtaking performances, by any standard. But heard through Jewish ears, they strike particular chords of resonance. For King was able to effortlessly weave in references to the Hebrew Bible that evoke classic moments from the Jewish narrative. By turning back to reflect on those passages, we can gain a deeper understanding of King’s message, and the ways in which he was offering his own novel interpretations of these texts that are so beloved to our tradition.DONATE: bit.ly/1NmpbsPLEARNING MATERIALS: https://bit.ly/2IVP7PyFor more info, please visit: www.facebook.com/valleybeitmidrash/ www.facebook.com/OrTzionAZ/ twitter.com/VBMTorah www.facebook.com/RabbiShmulyYanklowitz/Music: "They Say" by WowaMusik, a public domain track from the YouTube Audio Library.
David Kasher - Thou Shalt Be a Mensch: The Jewish Line Between Law and Ethics
Valley Beit Midrash
Rabbi Dr. David Kasher, Associate Rabbi at IKAR (https://ikar-la.org/)presents his lecture "Thou Shalt Be a Mensch: The Jewish Line Between Law and Ethics" for the Jewish Community Foundation (www.jcfphoenix.org/)ABOUT THIS LECTURE: In perhaps no other religious tradition does Law hold more central place than it does in Judaism. In their founding code, The Mishnah, the rabbis mapped out a system of laws that are meant to regulate nearly every sphere of human life. Yet of out 63 tractates there is one – Avot – that does not seem to dictate legal obligations, but simply to advise good behavior. What is the role of this exceptional volume in the larger work of the Mishnah, and what does it tell us about the relationship between Law and Ethics in Judaism?DONATE: bit.ly/1NmpbsPLEARNING MATERIALS: https://bit.ly/2C7f8pfFor more info, please visit:www.facebook.com/valleybeitmidrash/ www.facebook.com/Jewish-Community…60791413/?ref=ts twitter.com/VBMTorah www.facebook.com/RabbiShmulyYanklowitz/Music: "They Say" by WowaMusik, a public domain track from the YouTube Audio Library.