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Sunday, March 6 • 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Jews and Blacks: From the Bible to Brooklyn

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Beginning with the infamous Curse of Ham (Noah's son, not the pig product) through rabbinic pronouncements on slavery in the American south, school integration in New York City, and culminating with Jewish voices in Black Lives Matter, our people and our texts have had a lot to say - both positive and negative - about individuals with dark skin. This presentation will highlight some of the major texts and events that have shaped Jewish attitudes on this topic. We will see what themes emerge and discuss current tensions as well as possible solutions.

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Adam Cutler

Rabbi Adam Cutler has served as rabbi at Beth Tzedec Congregation since August 2009.An alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, Rav Adam graduated from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York City where he worked as a Beit Midrash advisor and synagogue gabbai (secretary... Read More →

Sunday March 6, 2016 5:00pm - 5:50pm EST