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ACADEMY TALKS: PROGRESS AND POLLUTION: HOW DO WE STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE INTERESTS OF THE COMMUNITY?
January 17 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
PROGRESS AND POLLUTION: HOW DO WE STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE INTERESTS OF THE COMMUNITY?”
Wednesday: Jan. 17 • 3-4:30 p.m.
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
We will explore traditional Jewish texts in English translation to see how sages in biblical and Talmudic times dealt with environmental issues of their day. How do we balance economic progress and the desires of business to expand against our concerns for the protection of our environment and the rights of individuals? How does Jewish law differ in outlook and attitude from modern civil law regarding pollution and damages? What are our concerns about the rapid growth of Sarasota today?
Susan Spector has a bachelor’s degree in Education, a master’s in Jewish Studies and has spent her life as a Jewish Educator and community volunteer. She was Director of Akron Jewish High School, on the faculty of Akron Melton Adult Mini-School, Kent State, and has presented “Jewish Ethics” workshops in Sarasota, Akron, Chautauqua Institute, and for Hadassah.