Jewish Learning Institute Spring 2008 Course
Talmudic Ethics:
Timeless Wisdom for Timely Dilemmas

Complicated questions cannot be answered with a simple yes or no. The Talmud recognizes that ethics are complex, subtle, and multivalenced. It knows that, and  offers discussion and perspective to help make sense of life's most wrenching dilemmas.

In this course, you will tackle big issues like abortion, euthanasia, freedom of expression, and fair business practice. You will learn how the best Jewish minds have struggled with difficult choices for thousands of years, and trace their search for satisfying resolutions. You will discover how Judaism offers a moral compass to help you find direction through the labyrinth of life.

We can't promise to provide you with all the answers, but we guarantee to give you a new way to think about the questions.