In the midst of the economic collapse, Jews are looking to Jewish tradition for solace and for guidance in moving forward to create a better America. Rabbi Jill Jacobs weaves together Jewish wisdom, personal stories, and contemporary policy debates to address society's most vexing issues and to bring clarity to the role that Judaism can play in American public discourse. Her presentation speaks to Jews seeking to link their religious heritage to everyday life, social justice activists in search of spiritual guidance, and anyone looking for answers to today's social and economic concerns.
This is the 2010 Norman Asher Memorial Lecture. This annual program reflects the educational vision of the late Norman Asher, a biblical and Talmudic scholar, and a leading Chicago attorney and philanthropist.
Recorded Sunday, June 27, 2010 at Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies.