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About Economy and Sustenance: Judaism, Society, and Economics

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The economic forces are among the strongest forces at play in human society. In every purchase, sale, commercial viewed and even in the reading of these lines lies an economic activity that shapes the face of society. There are many ways to manage and examine the economy, and although their implementation requires scientists, essentially these are ethical decisions on cultural, social and spiritual dilemmas. This book aims to discover the contribution of the Jewish cultural world to economic thought and to understanding the structure of society. A Jewishly rooted viewpoint will allow us to provide new answers for the most basic questions that shape economic activity and from it, society in general.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Lavi is a serial social and environmental entrepreneur and a professional community organizer, who believes that networks are key to shaping our reality. Lavi is co-founder of the Eco-Hassidic community “Garin Shuva”, on the Gaza border; the Nettiot Intentional Communities Network; MAKOM: the national umbrella organization of intentional communities in Israel; and Hakhel: the Jewish Intentional Communities Incubator in the Diaspora.

Lavi is a social entrepreneur and a thinker who believes Judaism can inspire and inform all walks of life, and vice versa. For him, Torah is embedded in the world and we can learn it from contemplating on reality, as well as inspire reality with Jewish wisdom. Lavi holds a B.A. in Economics and Geography, an M.A. in History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, and currently writing his PhD in the field of Public Policy. He is a fellow in several research institutions in Israel and published a book on Judaism and Economics and numerous articles. He lives with his wife, Liat, and their four children in Shuva, and loves riding his bikes.


October 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Temple Chai
4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States