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Sunday, March 19 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Pikuach Nefesh Principle: Saving One Life at Another’s Expense?

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We will dig into one of Judaism’s foremost principles, preservation of life, to see how this grand ideal operates in challenging, real-world scenarios. We will explore how Halachic thinkers draw on Talmudic cases (of collapsed buildings on Shabbat, water scarcity in desert travel, and others) to navigate the horrific choices Jews faced in the Holocaust, and a dramatic case of conjoined twins in 1977.

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Mendel Rivkin

Rabbi Mendel Rivkin considers himself privileged to be part of this wonderful New Orleans Jewish community where he serves a Chabad Rabbi. As an emissary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, he places high value on meaningful Jewish learning. He, his wife Malkie, and their children love hosting... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2023 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
JCC Library

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