The Ethics of Exercising Power – Government, Business, & Personal Relationships
In the age of #MeToo, clergy abuse, FaceBook information sold/hacked, Citizens United-PACs and the power of the surveillance state – we will take a look at the dynamics of power and how they can affect people on political, social, and deeply personal levels. What does Judaism have to say about how do we avoid the temptation to use power chiefly for our own advantage? How should bosses treat workers? Teachers treat students? Government treat citizens? Companies, doctors, financial institutions treat customers personal information?
Join Rabbi Singer as we delve into Jewish ethical texts, which can shed light on these very complex and pressing issues. Then examine case studies, which will open debate as we supplement from scholars and leaders from all sides on these dilemmas.
Required text: Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices - Power, edited by
Rabbi Elliot Dorff & Danya Ruttenberg
Dates: Monday evenings following our 7:15pm minyan
October 15th, October 22nd, October 29th, November 5th, November 12th, November 19th
December 3rd, December 10th, December 17th
Sponsor: Congregation Brith Sholom