Limmud eFestival 2022 Limmud eFestival 2022
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Honoring Parents (Kibud Horim): Thoughts We Dare Not Consider


Dr. Channa Pinchasi is Deputy Director of Be’eri and Director of the Be’eri School for Teacher Education at the Shalom Hartman Institute. She is a member of the inaugural graduating class of the Institute’s Maskilot program. She received her PhD in gender studies from Bar-Ilan University, where her thesis offered a feminist interpretation of Midrash Eicha Rabba. Channa has lectured and taught in various frameworks that have developed within the world of Jewish renewal, focusing on leadership training in Israel and abroad. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Shaharit think-and-do tank and writes for Hartman’s Al Da’at Hakahal blog.

 Why do the Ten Commandments instruct us to "respect" but not "love" our parents? How has the obligation to respect one's parents changed in this generation? This session will consider ancient sources through social, psychological, and ethical lenses in an effort to suggest a framework for thinking about this sensitive topic.