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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 the director of the Duker/Eisenfeld Beit Midrash at JTS, and is the founding director of Nishma: A Summer of Torah Study at JTS, a 9-week Hebrew and text study program. He teaches Talmud and Halakhah (Jewish Law) at JTS and at the Academy for Jewish Religion. He earned an MA in Talmud & Rabbinics from JTS, and has studied at The Conservative Yeshiva, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and in the Pardes Kollel, and will... Read More →

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