Philosophers' Cafe: Occupy Judaism: Jewish Teachings on Economic Equality

Event Date: December 14, 2011

Jewish Museum & Archives of British Columbia Philosophers’ Café:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Topic: Occupy Judaism: Jewish Teachings on Economic Equality


Guest moderator: Rabbi Laura Duhan-Kaplan

at the Peretz Centre for Secular Jewish Culture
Admission by donation. Everyone welcome.


Does the "Occupy Wall Street" movement have strong connections to the Torah's vision of a just society, regulated capitalism, years of rest and re-set, and interest-free loans? If we continue on this path, where are we heading?


Rabbi Laura Duhan-Kaplan is the Rabbi for Or Shalom Synagogue, lecturer of religious studies at the University of British Columbia, and the 2001 Carnegie Foundation U.S. Professor of the Year. She is Vancouver’s first female pulpit Rabbi.


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