The Moral Path
“It was after these things that G-d tested Avraham and called to him, ‘Avraham!’ He answered, ‘Here I am!’ G-d said to Avraham, ‘Please take your son, your only one, whom you love, Yitzchak; go to the land of Moriah and bring him up there as an offering...’ ”
Genesis 22:1–2

Since G-d’s first call to Adam and Eve, “Where are you?” as they hid in the garden, Judaism has explored the concept, relevance and parameters of morality.

But the dry perambulations of Greek scholars are not how the Torah discusses things. Rather, we are flung into a crucible of moral conflicts – the binding of Isaac, the eviction of Hagar, the destruction of Amalek, Moses’ killing of the Egyptian.

This course examines the standing of universal and natural morality in the eyes of Torah, and any conflicts between such values and Torah. We will explore the traditional commentators' views in this regard. Finally, we will see how our moral values form the backbone of Halachic decision processes.

Join Rabbi Professor Dr. Shlomo Glicksberg and the Academy as we dive into Judaism’s profound presentation of moral philosophy theory through its exploration of moral conflicts, from which we emerge enlightened, emboldened, challenged yet committed.

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