Limmud Oz 2019 has ended
Back To Schedule
Monday, June 17 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Would the rabbis have tweeted? Rabbinic thoughts for a social media age

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
In a time of increasingly uncivil discourse, anonymous internet name calling, and anxiety about our polarised society, it is easy to look at the internet as a uniquely modern source of destruction. However, the rabbis of the Talmud were well aware of the way that anonymous speech could destroy, far and wide. We will consider a few classical rabbinic texts about the power of language and try to develop a framework for applying these ethics to the social media age.

avatar for Rachel Rosenthal

Rachel Rosenthal

Talmud scholar & teacher, Jewish Theological Seminary
Rachel lectures in Talmud and Rabbinic Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she was voted Professor of the Year in 2018. A graduate of the Drisha Scholars Circle, she teaches at the Drisha Institute and in Nishma: A Summer of Torah Study at JTS. She is currently a... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Room 6

Attendees (7)