Protecting Abortion Rights as a Jewish Religious Imperative with Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg

by | Feb 23, 2023 | What’s Happening

Thursday, March 9, 7–8 pm, Blocker Hall Auditorium, Virginia Wesleyan University

The overruling of Roe v. Wade last year brought many Jews across the nation to speak about Jewish perspectives related to reproductive and religious freedom, as well as the scripture that underlies those beliefs. They frequently quoted the same scripture that some Christians were using but interpreting it in very different ways when reflecting on women’s rights and when life begins.

What are Jewish ways of understanding reproductive freedom? What shapes those views? Why is scripture important in thinking about these issues? How can we understand each other’s faith in helpful ways?

Rabbi Roz, senior rabbi at Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk, will explore these and other issues at Virginia Wesleyan University.

This event is presented by the Robert Nusbaum Center at Virginia Wesleyan University.

Free and open to the public, contact the Robert Nusbaum Center at 757-455-3129 or for more information.