What Does Obligation Really Mean?

Taught by Rabbi Becky Silverstein

One way to characterize being Jewish is “living Torah” in all aspects of our lives. This requires us to recognize that the values that guide our decision-making ought to be grounded in Torah. Obligation (chiyuv) is a central value of halakha, a core guide in living Torah. Should we care about it? Why or why not? What might we learn by using the framework of obligation? How can different relationships in our lives inform that framework? Join us as we dive in and consider our relationship to Gd, Torah, Sinai, community, self, and others.

Who is this space for?
Anyone interested in exploring, expanding, and nurturing their own Jewish practices through the lens of personal experience. Trans, non-binary, and gender expansive people are encouraged to register, and all gender expressions are welcome.

We know that virtual learning comes with a holy host of nuances and it can be hard to know exactly what to expect of an online experience. For that reason, we’ve gathered a list of the nitty-gritty details that will help you envision the fullest picture of each of our offerings!

  • We’ll meet once a week on Tuesdays from 8–9:30pm ET
  • There are six sessions and regular attendance is expected
  • No “homework” required between sessions
  • Includes breakout spaces
  • All learning materials will be provided in an online portal 
  • Live captioning is available in the main Zoom space. If you would benefit from live captioning in breakout rooms, you can request it in our enrollment form!

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