Nothing but the Truth? A Discussion on Halakhic Policy and Rabbinic Integrity
This SAJE (Seminars for Adult Jewish Enrichment) lecture introduces you to Hadar, one of the leading Jewish educational institutions in the country. We will have the opportunity to study with Rabbi Ethan Tucker, President and Rosh Yeshiva of Hadar. In this lecture/discussion we will explore a Talmudic passage that seems to endorse rabbinic dishonesty in order to achieve positive outcomes. As fascinating as the Talmudic passage is, so are the medieval responses to it. We will consider how this debate can help us reflect on leadership and responsibility.