Dr. Eddie Scharfman Memorial Lecture: Covenant, Land, Power, and Responsibility

Rabbi Ethan Tucker
In Person / Online
Date and Time


Dr. Eddie Scharfman Memorial Lecture
Covenant, Land, Power, and Responsibility

In times of crisis, when the future is uncertain, it is vital to return to our basic narratives and values. This year's Scharfman Lecture will offer sources, framing, and reflection on contemporary questions of Jewish power and the land of Israel. 

The Jewish people live in eternal covenant with God, but what is the relationship of that covenanted people to the land of Israel? Is it eternal, or affected by the passage of time or historical context? What does our tradition say about Jews wielding power in the land of Israel? How are Jews meant to take responsibility for themselves through power, and what happens if they fail?  

Join us to rediscover basic truths, open old questions, and offer pathways forward for understanding Jewish power, covenant, and sovereignty in this moment.

Hadar is honored to hold this lecture in memory of Dr. Eddie Scharfman z"l, who was committed to learning and Torah. Thank you to the Scharfman Family for their support in making this lecture possible.


6:45 PM - 7:00 PM


7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Light refreshments and schmoozing

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Dr. Eddie Scharfman Memorial Lecture: "Covenant, Land, Power, and Responsibility"

Faculty Bio

Rabbi Ethan Tucker

R. Ethan Tucker is President and Rosh Yeshiva at Hadar. He was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and earned a doctorate in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, he was a co-founder of Kehilat Hadar. He is the author, along with R. Micha’el Rosenberg, of Gender Equality and Prayer in Jewish Law (2017).

Dr. Eddie Scharfman Memorial Lecture

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