Midrash Shabbat

Midrash Shabbat:

“An eye for an eye” – The Lex Talionis
What does our tradition teach about revenge?

Saturday, February 14th, following Shabbat Services and a Kiddush Luncheon

Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal

Rabbi Leonard Rosenthal

The Torah says that the penalty for injuring another is: “life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.” (Ex. 21:23-24) Are these punishments reasonable? Were they ever enforced? Do they apply today?

During this month’s Midrash Shabbat study session, led by Rabbi Rosenthal, we will learn what our tradition says about exacting revenge on those who have harmed us.

Shabbat services begin at 9:15 a.m. and are followed by a light Kiddush lunch enjoyed prior to the discussion. Child care will be available during Shabbat Services as well as the discussion. This month’s Midrash Shabbat Kiddush Luncheon is sponsored by Susy and Ira Lerner in honor of their recent birthdays.



Learn more about our Midrash Shabbat program here.