Six Days Shall You Labor: Shabbat and the Meaning of Work

Date: Oct 04, 2021 - Oct 04, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sponsor: Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition Series

Six Days Shall You Labor: Shabbat and the Meaning of Work

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

October 4, 2021, 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET

This session is generously sponsored by George A. Goldberg, M.D. in loving memory of his parents, Janet Kesselman Goldberg (z”l) and Max J. Goldberg, M.D. (z”l).

Shabbat, a day on which “work” is forbidden, also offers a commentary on work—on its place in our lives, its importance, and its limitations. Notably, the rabbinic Sabbath—that is, the “traditional” Sabbath—offers a perspective that differs from that of the Torah, both original and unique. Join Dr. David Kraemer to explore biblical and rabbinic views of the Sabbath as commentaries on the significance of work.

If you have previously registered for another session in this series, your registration admits you to all sessions in the series, and you may attend as many as you’d like. 

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.

Note: The Zoom link for this session will be in the confirmation email that you will receive after you register.