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Jewish Animal Ethics from Torah to Today
January 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm$18
Professor Aaron Gross
This lively survey of Jewish animal ethics will consider passages from the Tanakh, rabbinic writings, modern Jewish thought, and the remarkable contributions contemporary Jews have made to secular animal ethics from Isaac Bashevis Singer to Jacques Derrida. All Hebrew texts will include English translation–accessible for all levels and a complimentary take-home guide will be provided.
Aaron Saul Gross, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of San Diego and the founder and CEO of Farm Forward, a nonprofit group advocating for humane and sustainable farming. Farm Forward launched the Jewish Initiative for Animals in January 2016. Aaron worked closely with Jonathan Safran Foer on his international bestseller, Eating Animals, and is presently consulting on a documentary based on the book being produced by Natalie Portman and working on a co-authored book with Foer. He is the author of The Question of the Animal and Religion: Theoretical Stakes, Practical Implications and numerous articles.