Mitzvot: Obligation in Jewish Thought

Date: Mar 13, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning

Mitzvot: Obligation in Jewish Thought

Four Mondays: March 13, 20, 27; April 3
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET


What does it look like to value religious obligation in a world that privileges free choice and the rights of the individual? Join Dr. Sarah Wolf to explore classical and contemporary Jewish sources about “commandedness” and to consider the tensions between obligation and choice that arise both in Jewish texts and in our life experiences as Jews in the modern world. 


$120 for four sessions.

An image of Sarah Wolf, JTS professor.

Dr. Sarah Wolf is Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at JTS. Her research focuses on legal textual cultures in rabbinic Judaism. Her dissertation, The Rabbinic Legal Imagination: Narrativity and Scholasticism in the Babylonian Talmud, traced the development of literary elements in the Talmud’s legal passages in the context of the rise of the rabbinic academy.