Posted on January 5, 2017 by Chester Ronning Centre

On Tuesday January 24th, Rabbi Lindsey bat Joseph will be presenting her Augustana Distinguished Lectures on the topic of Jewish teachings on the Ethics of Warfare.   At 12:30 pm, Lindsey will present her lecture entitled “Do the Victors Have Moral Limits? A Jewish Perspective on the Ethics of Warfare” in the Roger Epp Room, Forum …

On Tuesday January 24th, Rabbi Lindsey bat Joseph will be presenting her Augustana Distinguished Lectures on the topic of Jewish teachings on the Ethics of Warfare.

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At 12:30 pm, Lindsey will present her lecture entitled “Do the Victors Have Moral Limits? A Jewish Perspective on the Ethics of Warfare” in the Roger Epp Room, Forum (2nd Floor), U of A Augustana Campus, Camrose.

Talk description: Modern warfare is starkly different from that waged just one century ago, let alone the millennia since Joshua or King David were on the battlefield. What are the “rules of war”, ethically speaking — how do they apply to today’s “surgical air strikes” and “targeted assassinations”? Are these tactics morally permissible, morally required, or morally prohibited?

 

 

 

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At 7:00 pm, Lindsey will present her lecture entitled “Dancing on our Enemy’s Grave: the Ethical Limits of Victory” in the Chapel, Faith & Life Centre, U of A Augustana Campus, Camrose.

Talk description: We’ve all seen the images of people dancing in the streets, guns raised in the air, celebrating the deaths of victims of terrorist attacks, but when Osam bin Laden was assassinated, the reaction in the West was muted. Are we, ethically speaking, entitled to dance on our enemy’s grave? What is the moral response to the death and defeat of our enemies? This is an exploration of Jewish and biblical moral teachings on this issue.

 

 

 

*All lectures are free and open to the public. No need to RSVP. Refreshments will be served.

lindsey-bat-josephRabbi Y. Lindsey bat Joseph, Director of The Sol Mark Centre for Jewish Excellence, was ordained as a Reform Rabbi under the auspices of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Rabbi bat Joseph served as Rabbi-Educator at Temple Beth Ora of Edmonton for 11 years. In that capacity she participated in every facet of congregational life including the honour of leading the congregation in worship, orchestrating congregational celebrations and creative, innovative services, and teaching everyone from pre-school to senior citizen the joys of Jewish tradition and culture. She is committed to a Judaism that is inclusive, egalitarian, and creative in its approach to meeting the needs of contemporary Jews.


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