Here is the e mail about my new class that was just sent out by my synagogue. I thought some of you might be interested.
Rabbi Ronald Roth’s
Tuesday Nosh and Knowledge Class
is taking a New Direction
Jewish Ethics NOW
Log in on your computer
or listen on your phone
It will be offered at two different times:
Tuesdays, 11:30 – 12:30 PM on Zoom Starting June 23
Wednesdays, 8:00- 9:00 PM on Zoom Starting July 1
There are three issues that have overwhelmed our attention in recent weeks: the pandemic; race relations; the economy. In his Tuesday class on Zoom Rabbi Roth will bring Jewish sources to illuminate these issues and to stimulate discussion.
Topics will include:
The Pandemic – Triage, allocation of scarce medical resources, values at the end of life and what they teach us about living, illness, telling the truth to patients.
Race Relations – Traditional Jewish teachings about race, how we view non-Jews, who is the “neighbor” we are commanded to love, how do we love that neighbor, how do we reduce racism in America, a Jewish view of Black Lives Matter, Reparations for Black Americans: Are they justified?
It’s the Economy, Stupid! – Medicare for all? – at what cost?, unequal distribution of resources in America – is it natural and benign, homelessness and poverty: can there really be no needy?
We will start on Tuesday, June 23 and Wednesday, July 1
with an introduction to these issues.
Everyone is welcome. All texts will be in English.
Instructions to connect:
There are 2 ways to connect:
1- To join the video and audio or just the audio,
from your laptop or smartphone, click this link:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 993 3007 5757
2- To join the audio call only, dial one of the following numbers:
+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
+1 253 215 8782 US
+1 301 715 8592 US
and when prompted enter this Meeting ID: 993 3007 5757
and Password 077431
All texts will be read in English and each class is an independent study opportunity.
The study sheet for the first class can be downloaded at