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Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times

Past Sessions
Sunday, May 16, 2021 5 Sivan 5781 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM - via Zoom - Part Five
Sunday, May 2, 2021 20 Iyyar 5781 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM - via Zoom - Part Four

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s (z’l) final book, MORALITY: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times (published 2020 by Basic Books) will be the basis for a 5 session discussion series scheduled on Sundays between the end of Pesach and Shavuot

Rabbi Sacks’s writings are known internationally for his Jewish wisdom and his understanding of the important issues that bring together or divide peoples. This book is becoming a new essential for a modern Jewish library.

Each Zoom session will be led by different members of the Ohr Kodesh community. Reading the book is not required to participate, nor is attendance at all sessions. The program is           intended for adults, though interested teens are welcome.                      

Sign up on  to register for the series. There is no charge to members or the community.

A preview of the book is available on the publisher’s website HERE

Full Series Details:

  • April 11              2:30–4PM     Rabbi Lyle Fishman will provide an introduction and discussion of Part One - The                                           Solitary Self  - To watch the recorded discussion, please click HERE.  Rabbi Fishman's Supplemental                                           Notes HERE
  • April 18              2:30-4PM        Dan Mintz and Ellen Elow-Mintz will facilitate Part Two – Consequences: The Market                                 and The State - To watch the recorded discussion, please click HERE
  • April 25              1–2:30PM      David Gelles will lead the conversation on Part Three – Can We Still Reason Together?                                    To watch the recorded discussion, please click HERE
  • May 2                 2:30–4PM      Nina Glasner will facilitate Part Four – Being Human - To watch the recorded discussion,                               please click HERE
  • May 16 (Erev Shavuot)  2:30–4PM     Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky will complete the series with Part Five - The Way Forward - To watch the recorded discussion, please click HERE

Related Podcasts:                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tim FerrisRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks on Powerful Books, Mystics, Richard Dawkins, and the Dangers of Safe Spaces             On Being with Krista Tippet: Remembering Rabbi Lord Jonathan SacksInterview originally broadcast in 2005. 

The book is available in hardcover, ebook and audiobook formats on all platforms, online and in independent bookstores everywhere. It is also available through Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL), though there is a waitlist.

Contact Mickey Feinberg  or Ellen Elow-Mintz  with any questions about this program.

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