Kol Emet Book Club

Friday, March 6, 2020 5:45 p.m.

Free and open to everyone!
RSVP: kimballa@verizon.net

To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility
by Jonathan Sacks

One of the most respected religious thinkers of our time makes an impassioned plea for the return of religion to its true purpose—as a partnership with God in the work of ethical and moral living.

What are our duties to others, to society, and to humanity? How do we live a meaningful life in an age of global uncertainty and instability? In To Heal a Fractured World, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks offers answers to these questions by looking at the ethics of responsibility. In his signature plainspoken, accessible style, Rabbi Sacks shares with us traditional interpretations of the Bible, Jewish law, and theology, as well as the works of philosophers and ethicists from other cultures, to examine what constitutes morality and moral behavior. “We are here to make a difference”, he writes, “a day at a time, an act at a time, for as long as it takes to make the world a place of justice and compassion.” He argues that in our current religious and political climate, it is more important than ever to return to the essential understanding that “it is by our deeds that we express our faith and make it real in the lives of others and the world.”

 

Book Club meeting schedule for 2019-2020.
All meetings in the Kol Emet library at 5:45 PM unless otherwise noted.

Sept. 20: Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by Eli Saslow

Oct. 18: The Calling: A Novel About Spiritual Awakening by Gonzalo S. Rey

Nov. 22: Stalking Elijah: Adventures with Today’s Jewish Mystical Masters by Rodger Kamenetz

Dec. 13: The Last Watchman of Old Cairo: A Novel by Michael David Lukas

Jan. 17: Zohar: The Book of Splendor: Basic Readings from the Kabbalah by Gershom Scholem

Feb. 7: The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel by Heather Morris

Mar. 6: To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility by Jonathan Sacks

Mar. 29 at 10:00 AM – Tikkun Olam Book of the Year: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture by Mary Pipher

May 8: The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

June 5: The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning by Jonathan Sacks