Rabbi Aryeh Cohen: “Justice in the City”

Doors and Drinks at 6 pm. A talk by Rabbi Aryeh Cohen begins at 7 pm.

For those of us who live in cities or even towns, it can be easy to rush about our lives focusing primarily on our own lives, work and loved ones. However, Rabbi Cohen argues, the privilege of being part of an urban community comes with obligations towards those who are not always seen — those who are economically vulnerable and/or marginalized. He will deftly take us through the thinking of the Talmud and the philosopher Emmanuel Levinas to offer a balanced, coherent and workable way to view our connections to, and responsibility to those with whom we live in proximity — whether or not we will ever meet them. This is a bold and important new model for civic engagement.

This talk is part of the Speak Truth to Power series exploring the connection between activism, service, spirituality, community and Jewish wisdom. Speakers will draw upon Jewish texts, events and traditions to discuss aspects of Jewish wisdom that are most relevant to improving today’s world. 

Speak Truth to Power is proudly funded by UJA-Federation.

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WHEN

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 6:00pm

ORGANIZATION

EVENT LOCATION

SubCulture
45 Bleeker St.
New York, NY 10012

MAIN EVENT PHONE

(212) 545-7759

PRICING INFORMATION

Free

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