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The Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies

Jan 3, 2019

Speaker: Rabbi Vanessa Ochs, Ph.D.

Series: Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Scholar Series

Location: Congregation Olam Tikvah, Fairfax, VA

Date: November 18, 2018

Derived from Jewish texts, traditions, laws, practices, rituals, and experiences, “Jewish Sensibilities” are ways in which Jews (religious and secular alike) act “Jewishly,” whether consciously or not. Understanding such Jewish sensibilities, rooted in a combination of tradition, law and culture, can help us understand our gut responses and complex motivations when faced with healing and healthcare decisions. In this session, Professor Ochs will share her groundbreaking work on how the most pervasive Jewish sensibilities in our own lives can help us thoughtfully navigate these challenges.