September 14, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us for this Elul-themed Chaburah, “Questions before the New Year: Why I Write for OROT,” with Dr. Barry Coller. Where does the concept of God’s forgiveness for sins appear in the Torah and what prompted it? What is the real end of the Akeidah story? What are the sources in the Torah that bear on the key issues regarding reparations for slaves, including our own people’s experience as slaves, the obligations of slave owners at the time of emancipation, and multi-generational and collective responsibility? Each of us has our own questions that we come to the Yamim Noraim with. Come listen to fellow Congregant Dr. Barry Coller share reflections about the inquiries he has made, as he approached the Yamim Noraim and crafted articles for Or Zarua’s Congregant-written and edited journal.