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Sunday, December 6 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Because the Rabbi Said So: Exploring Power and Authority in the Rabbinate

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While utilizing power is a necessary part of any leader's role, the abuse of power, particularly in the rabbinic arena, seems to be commonplace. How do we harness our internal power, as well as the power that we amass, in a healthy and constructive way? Do there need to be checks in place for our leadership to succeed? The issue of power and authority in the rabbinate is critically important today, as it has been since the first rabbi was ordained. We will explore some of the rabbinic perspectives on this question, and examine how they can inform our thinking around power and authority.

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Yaffa Epstein

Yaffa serves as the director of education, North America for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. Yaffa received rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Maharat and holds a law degree from Bar-Ilan University. Rabbah Epstein has been a teacher of Talmud, Jewish law, and liturgy at Pardes... Read More →

Sunday December 6, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Feinberg Library Congregation Mishkan Tefila 300 Hammond Pond Pkwy Chestnut Hill, MA 02562

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