Jewish New Mexico
2020 New Mexico Jewish Historical Society
Virtual Fall Conference October 24-25 on Zoom
Join Rabbi Jack Shlachter Tuesday, October 27 at 7pm on Zoom
A Jewish View of Voting
Vote Early and Vote Often: What do the Jewish texts tell us about the
importance of voting?
There are some passages in our vast, multi-millennial Jewish text tradition that speak explicitly about voting, and there are other sources that address the topic indirectly. Does Judaism say that it's a mitzvah to vote? We'll explore some of these texts to see how attitudes have evolved. This will also be an opportunity to familiarize or re-familiarize ourselves with the different text strands (Bible, Mishnah, Talmud, Midrash, Codes, Responsa, Kabbalah, Liturgy, Commentary...) in our collective Jewish library. Homework will be assigned and is due no later than November 3.
Presented by Temple Beth Shalom Adult Education
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