Amy Schwartz, Can Robots Be Jewish? And Other Pressing Questions of Modern Life
Amy E. Schwartz joins Rabbi Aaron Bergman of Adat Shalom Synagogue to discuss her new book, Can Robots Be Jewish? Inspirational Rabbis Answer Pressing Questions of Modern Life, culled from the pages of Moment Magazine’s “Ask the Rabbis” series.
When Moment Magazine arrives every other month, loyal readers turn to the “Ask the Rabbis” column featuring rabbis who represent the range of Jewish thought – Independent, Humanist, Jewish Renewal, Reconstructionist, Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Sephardic, and Chabad – and consider some of the most provocative questions of the day. Sometimes they agree, but not often.
This book offers many of those debates and presents Judaism’s ongoing engagement with modernity. No need to be a scholar, the rabbis’ voices are lively and accessible and create a cross-denominational discussion that leads to a deeper understanding of Jewish wisdom and tradition.
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About the Author:
Amy E. Schwartz , longtime editorial writer and op-ed columnist at The Washington Post, is editor of Moment Magazine’s “Ask the Rabbi” section. Schwartz, who has worked at Harper’s, The New Republic, and The Wilson Quarterly is also the president of the multi-denominational Jewish Studies Center in Washington, D.C.
About the Moderator:
Rabbi Aaron Bergman, Rabbi of Adat Shalom Synagogue, is a Detroit native and a graduate of the University of Michigan. He was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary and pursued additional graduate work in Jewish Folklore at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.