In this three-session class, we’ll learn and discuss the interactions of two great wisdom traditions: Judaism and Science. We’ll analyze the different epistemologies (ways of knowing) that govern both systems. We’ll study how Judaism and Science tell different stories of the origins of the Universe and the Human species – and how these two narratives both conflict and harmonize. We’ll discuss some of the great moral issues that contemporary technologies have surfaced – including how to manage and envision Artificial Intelligence; our responsibility to animals and nature in general; how to navigate the thorny ethical issues of self-driving-cars; and understand some the key ideas behind contemporary medical ethics.
Rabbi Philip Graubart served as our Senior Rabbi at Congregation Beth El for fifteen years. Most recently, he was a vice president at the Shalom Hartman Institute, and director of Jewish life and learning at the San Diego Jewish Academy where he currently teaches.
This event is open to the community, join us online or in person. This presentation is part of Congregation Beth El's Adult Jewish Learning, BEIT Beth El Is Thursday. Please visit https://www.cbe.org/adultjewishlearning for registration information.
Sponsor: CONGREGATION BETH EL