Jewish Wisdom on Justice and Mercy: Finding a Balance in our Country and our Lives
Rabbi Larry Hoffman | Author, Scholar and Professor of Liturgy, Hebrew Union College
Dr. Joel Hoffman | Author, Scholar and Translator
Is God a God of justice or a God of mercy? And who should we strive to become? Join us for an hour of conversation on these crucial age old questions, and on how our tradition provides Yom Kippur guidance for the coming year.
Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Liturgy, Worship and Ritual at Hebrew Union College in New York; cofounder of Synagogue 2000, a project to transform synagogues into moral and spiritual centers for the 21st century; author/editor of 50 books; recipient of two National Jewish Book Awards; and a long-time admirer of and consultant to Temple Emanu-El.
An expert in translating dead languages, Dr. Joel M. Hoffman focuses on bringing ancient texts to life. He has taught on the faculties of Brandeis University and HUC-JIR in New York City, and lectured about his work on all six inhabitable continents. He lives in Westchester and is delighted to be joining Temple Emanu-El for Yom Kippur.