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Monday, February 18 • 8:15am - 9:30am
Can You Do a Quick Transgression For Me?

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Can you commit a transgression to prevent someone else from committing a greater transgression? Should I commit a minor violation of Shabbat to prevent someone else from committing an even graver violation? Should rabbis authorize conversions that make them uncomfortable to avoid intermarriages? What is the line between religious concern for others and compromising one’s own religious integrity? When does the system lower its sights to deal with the reality of non-observance and when does it hold firm?

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Ethan Tucker

Ethan Tucker is co-founder and Rosh Yeshiva at Mechon Hadar and chair in Jewish Law. He was faculty at the Drisha Institute, teaching in the Scholars Circle. He was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, earned a PhD in Talmud and Rabbinics from JTS and a B.A. from Harvard. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, he co-founded Kehilat Hadar and was... Read More →

Monday February 18, 2013 8:15am - 9:30am EST
Brunswick A & B ballroom level