Reading Beyond the Rules: Nurturing the Moral Imagination

Reading Beyond the Rules: Nurturing the Moral Imagination
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Joshua Gutoff

Assistant Professor of Jewish Education and Director of the MA in Jewish Education | Gratz College

How can we teach ethical thinking? In this talk, Dr. Joshua Guttoff presents a new approach to Talmud study that seeks to not just teach a student about the text, but encourages students to engage creatively wi... See more

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Joshua  Gutoff, 

Assistant Professor of Jewish Education and Director of the MA in Jewish Education | Gratz College

Dr Guttoff presents his new approach to Talmud study, which seeks not just to teach a student about the text, but encourages students to engage creatively with it so that its lessons should be internalized.  Guttoff clarifies the critical difference between thinking about ethics and ethical thinking, and explores how we can encourage students to use their imagination to foster the latter.