Dr. Elana Stein Hain
Scholar in Residence and Director of Faculty at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
Join fellow congregants in conversation and learning as Dr. Hain leads sessions on the following topics:
Sunday, 1/31 – 11:00AM ON TRUTH AND RELATIONSHIPS IN A POLARIZED ERA
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1/31 powerpoint: Dr. Stein Hain’s powerpoint presentation for January 31st can be downloaded here: Truth and Relationships in Polarized Society_Bet Torah_Jan 21
Thursday, 2/4 – 8:00PM REPAIRING THE FABRIC OF SOCIETY: MUTUAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THE LIMITS OF LAW
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2/4 powerpoint: Dr. Stein Hain’s powerpoint presentation for February 4th can be downloaded here: Repairing the Fabric of Society_Bet Torah
For those who attended the February 4th session or will be watching the recording, Dr. Stein Hain asked that the following note be included about one of the sources:
“Correction and elaboration on Mishnah Bava Kamma 6:4: in the class, we described this case as someone giving their child a torch. However, this is not the way that all later rabbinic texts or halakhic decisors read this Mishnah. In fact, most interpret the Mishnah as a case in which one gave their child a coal or the like that would have become extinguished on its own, but the child chose to keep it from going out and used it for arson (See Babylonian Talmud Bava Kamma 59b.) This still raises important questions about law, ethics and accountability which deserve nuanced attention.”
DR. ELANA STEIN HAIN
Dr. Elana Stein Hain is Scholar in Residence and Director of Faculty at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. Elana earned her doctorate in Religion from Columbia University with a dissertation on the topic of legal loopholes in rabbinic law. She is an alumna of the Yeshiva University Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies (GPATS) and the Consortium in Jewish Studies and Legal Theory Graduate Fellowship.
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