Swords, Snakes, and Social Responsibility: Rabbinic Views on “Gun Control”

Swords, Snakes, and Social Responsibility: Rabbinic Views on “Gun Control” 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 1:30pm

4th floor lounge of GCASL, 238 Thompson Street

The shootings in Newtown, CT, have brought the issue of gun control—at its core, a question touching the balance between personal freedom and social responsibility—to the forefront of national debate. Inspired by a recent Tablet magazine article by Brooklyn rabbi Marc Katz, we will explore some rabbinic texts on dangerous weapons (broadly defined) and their place—if any—in a just society. Join us at Lunch Forward, the Bronfman Center’s weekly discussion of progressive Jewish life, with a relevant discussion of this crucial issue. Led by Rabbinic Intern Nikki DeBlosi. No particular knowledge or background necessary. Bring your voice, bring your appetite. As always, we’ll meet in the 4th floor lounge of GCASL, 238 Thompson Street.