Limmud Michigan: Learn with JTS Fellow Dr. Michal Raucher

Date: Mar 19, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017

Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community

Location: Metro-Detroit

Category: JTS in Your Community

Limmud Michigan

Learn with Dr. Michal Raucher, JTS fellow and assistant professor of Judaic Studies, University of Cincinnati, at Limmud Michigan.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Student Center at Wayne State University
5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202

There are two opportunities to learn with Dr. Raucher:

  • 10:00 a.m.: Ethics in a Global Community: Responsibility and Difference

When technology and the Internet allow us to know about tragedies all over the world as they are occurring, we are often left not knowing what we can possibly do to help. So we “like” or “share” a post. Maybe we even make a donation. What ethical obligations do we have to others halfway around the world? This session explores modern Jewish philosophical and ethical texts for guidance. We will debate the legitimacy of these approaches and consider how they might be applied today.

  • 11:15 a.m.: Whose Womb and Whose Ethics? Surrogacy in Israel and in Jewish Ethics

This session explores the ethics of gestational surrogacy through a close reading of Jewish ethical positions on surrogacy and an investigation into the real-life practice of surrogacy in Israel. Surrogacy is legal and heavily regulated in Israel, and the data from these intimate and commercial interactions reveals that Jewish ethics is getting it all wrong.

Limmud Michigan is an all-volunteer run festival and celebration of Jewish thought, culture, learning, teaching, and fun.

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