Is our definition of justice broken?
Is marching on the street the most effective form of protest?
Is there a biblical precedent for cancel culture?
Many of us today have a strong desire to want to make a difference and take up a cause. Where should we be drawing our inspiration? This course will discuss the Uighur Muslim genocide, Greta Thunberg’s activism, Twitter mobs, and deplatforming, as we delve into the origins of social justice. Discover how social justice is not just a Jewish value, it’s a Jewish invention.
Rabbi Moshe Friedman grew up in Manhattan, New York, and received his B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He studied Jewish Thought and Talmudic Law for ten years in Israel, including several years at the Mir Yeshiva, and has passed rabbinic ordination examinations from the Israeli Rabbinate. Rabbi Friedman has been a regular lecturer at Machon Yaakov Yeshiva in Jerusalem and on numerous learning-based Israel trips.
In 2017, he moved to London with his wife and children to take up the role of FJL UK Liaison, a role which includes regular campus visits and London based educational programmes. Moshe is currently the rabbi for Aish on Campus in Bristol University.