Yom Iyyun 2015
Yom Iyyun 2015

The Technological Society: Privacy, Connection, and the Spiritual Life

A day of learning on July 8th, 2015, 9am-5pm

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Schedule:

8:15am - Davening

8:45am - Optional Breakfast

9:30am - Welcome

9:45am - Opening Session

  • Guard Your Tongue and Your Keyboard: Jewish Ethics of Shame, Speech, and Reputation in an Age of Social Media, with R. Jason Rubenstein

 

11:15am - Three Class Options

  • Focus in an Age of Distraction: Kavannah as Counter-Culture, with R. Elie Kaunfer
  • Is Human Connection Natural or Technological?: What Modern Jewish Philosophy Can Teach Us About the Ethics of Technology, with Shira Billet
  • Caring and Curing: Technology and Human Presence in the Face of Illness, with Dr. Sara Labaton

 

12:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - Two Class Options

  • So Close and Yet So Far Away: Jewish Legal Perspectives on Technology and Prayer, with R. Aviva Richman
  • To Share or Not to Share: The Value of Privacy in an Age of Social-Networking and Surveillance, with Dena Weiss

 

3:00 - Oral Torah or Written Torah: How God Communicates With Us and How we Communicate with Each Other, with Dena Weiss

3:15 - The Promise and Peril of the Technological Society: Rabbis Heschel and Soloveitchik in Conversation, with R. Shai Held

4:45pm - Closing

5:00pm - Minhah

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