Tikvat Israel Congregation Rockville MD

A Friendly, Participatory and Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, Maryland

To Whom Am I Responsible?

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Date(s) - Wednesday, September 16, 2020
8:00 pm

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Tikvat Israel

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To Whom Am I Responsible? with Melissa Apter 

To Whom Am I Responsible? Shekol yisrael arevim zeh bazeh (Talmud, Shevuot 39a). All Israel are guarantors for one another. Our texts are filled with examples of Israel sinking or swimming together. It’s little wonder then, that the vidui, ashamnu, al chet use the words “we” and “us.” How far does that responsibility extend? To whom or for whom are we each responsible? Surely, we are responsible for ourselves and for the actions of our minor offspring. But what of other adults? Are we as individuals responsible for their sins? Are we responsible for all sins committed by the community? What if another adult sins and refuses to take responsibility for their actions? Must we as individuals or must the community shoulder the burden of their misdeeds? What of a person who removes themselves from the community? We’ll explore these questions and more in this breakout session!

This program is on the Tikvat Israel Zoom.  Email office@tikvatisrael.org to obtain login information or phone instructions or refer to your B’Kesher.

The use of headphones significantly reduces the background noise when using Zoom and allows us to be more interactive.