How to Make Work Meaningful for Us: Exploring the Value of Work in Biblical and Rabbinic Sources

By :  Eliezer B. Diamond Rabbi Judah Nadich Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics Posted On Nov 22, 2021 / 5782 | Monday Webinar Six Days Shall You Labor

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Part of the series, “Six Days Shall You Labor”: Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition

Work can be uplifting; it can also be draining and demoralizing. This depends not only on what we do but on how we do it. We’ll look at Jewish sources that offer us different ways of thinking about work and some wisdom about how to make the work we do work for us.

With Rabbi Eliezer Diamond, Rabbi Judah Nadich Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics.

THIS SESSION IS GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY LORI AND MICHAEL GILMAN

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ABOUT THE SERIES

Many of us spend more time at work than anywhere else over the course of our lives—but are we defined by what we do? In this text-based series, JTS scholars will explore ideas about the meaning of work and rest in Jewish tradition, Jewish social movements around work, as well as the roles that gender, geography, and shifting economic and social circumstances have played in Jews’ professional paths and our understandings of the meaning and value of work. 

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