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Sunday, February 17 • 10:10am - 11:10am
Parental Love & Communal Responsibility: Lessons from the Stubborn and Rebellious Child

The bond between parents and children is usually unbreakable, but where does filial loyalty end?  Through an examination of the case of the stubborn and rebellious child (ben sorer umoreh) as interpreted by the Rabbis of the Mishnah and Talmud, we will try to tackle the tricky question of relating to children who violate society's most basic standards.  In the process we will see how the Torah understands the role of parents and the effect of parental relationships on children.

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William Friedman

William Friedman is a doctoral candidate in ancient Judaism at Harvard University. He received rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Daniel Landes and has studied and taught in a variety of institutions and settings, including The Conservative Yeshiva, Pardes, YCT, JTS, AJR, and Hebrew... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 10:10am - 11:10am
Room 605 Tower Floor 6