Rabbi Ethan Tucker: Incremental Change and Paradigm Shifts Part 1

Posted by Ethan Tucker on November 3, 2016
Topics: Pardes Live, Rabbi Ethan Tucker Egalitarian Halakha

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An egalitarian halakha has to confront not only the question of conclusions but also one of methods. To what degree do we retain inherited legal categories and find ways to achieve incremental change within them? Alternatively, to what degree do we claim that old categories no longer map onto social realities in the ways they once did, demanding paradigmatic shifts in how we think about gender?

This podcast was part of the Pardes Community Education Fall Evening Lecture series. For more information see www.pardes.org.il/CE.

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About Ethan Tucker

Rabbi Ethan Tucker is co-founder and rosh yeshiva at Mechon Hadar and chair in Jewish Law. He also directs Mechon Hadar’s Center for Jewish Law and Values. He is the co-author, with Rabbi Micha’el Rosenberg, of the forthcoming Gender Equality and Prayer in Jewish Law.

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