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Sunday, February 17 • 5:45pm - 7:00pm
To Eat or Not to Eat: Should We Fast in a Time of Partial Redemption?

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There are six communal-wide fast days on the Jewish calendar, ranging from the biblically-mandated Yom Kippur to the rabbinically-enacted Taanit Esther. While we still observe the minor fast days today, it is not so clear that we are obligated to do so. In this session we will study the Gemara in Rosh HaShanah that questions what it means to mourn in a time of freedom, and explore how rabbis have understood the answers throughout history.

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Ruth Balinsky Friedman

Ruth Balinsky Friedman is a member of the inaugural class of Yeshivat Maharat. Ruth graduated from Barnard College in 2007, and then studied at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education. Originally from Chicago, Ruth served as rabbinic fellow for Or Tzedek, as Rosh Beit Midrash of Uri L'Tzedek, and has taught at Drisha, Congregation Shearith Israel, and a variety of other locations in New York and Chicago. Ruth serves as the Congregational Intern... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Princeton concourse level