Halakhah in a Changing World: An Insider’s Guide to the Law Committee

Date: Feb 27, 2018 - Mar 13, 2018

Time: noon - 1:00 p.m.

Sponsor: Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Community Courses Online Learning


In a world of rapid technological change, dazzling scientific discoveries, and changing ethical sensibilities, how can halakhah (Jewish law) serve as our guide? We will study recent Conservative teshuvot (rabbinic responsa), illuminating the process of halakhic decision making and demonstrating the tremendous breadth and flexibility of Jewish law to address complex and pressing questions. Topics likely to be considered include genetic engineering and cultured meat.

Three Tuesdays
February 27 and March 6 and 13, 2018
12:00–1:00 p.m. ET


Rabbi Daniel Nevins is the Pearl Resnick Dean of The Rabbinical School and dean of the Division of Religious Leadership of The Jewish Theological Seminary. He represents JTS on the Leadership Council of Conservative Judaism and the Executive Council, Joint Placement Commission, and Committee on Jewish Law and Standards (CJLS) of the Rabbinical Assembly. He has written responsa on the halakhic topics of personal status, disabilities, bioethics, technology, and homosexuality. His responsa may be read at the CJLS website and on his personal web page, rabbinevins.com.

Cost: $60 (includes all curricular materials)

Space is limited. Advance registration required.

For more information, contact Lynn Feinman at lyfeinman@jtsa.edu or (212) 678-8821.