Upcoming Event

“Lock down” vs “open up”: How much are we required to give up to save lives?

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, EDT

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Since the advent of the pandemic, governments, communities and individuals have been faced with the question: do we lock down, or open up? Beyond this binary lies a series of questions: What health risks are worth taking in order to prevent individual or communal economic loss? How should individuals and governments balance risks of virus spread with risks of impoverishment, especially when economic burden and health risk are not evenly distributed?

With Rabbi Aryeh Bernstein and Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy
Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm ET

In May 2020, T’ruah launched “Jewish Law and Ethics: a hackathon for the age of COVID-19,” with the goal of applying Jewish wisdom, including halakhah (Jewish law), history, ethics, and lived experience, to ethical and human rights questions that have risen in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our eight scholars have been hard at work discovering Jewish sources that speak to four crucial ethical questions, and crafting Jewish guidelines for navigating these challenges in our current moment and beyond. 

We are thrilled to share the results of this project with the broader Jewish community. Below you will find information on webinars on each project topic, links to the source material our scholars have gathered, and guidelines grounded in Jewish law and ethics for navigating these challenging questions.

Learn more online