Emotions in the World of Mitzvot

Rabbi Jason Rubenstein

We often think of our physical body and ephemeral emotions as what separates us most from God, a mark of our changing nature, our imperfections and limitations. But what if we think of these characteristics as central to living out God's Torah? How does that affect our understanding of issues such as disability, illness, effort, and anger? Over the course of three sessions, we will explore passages in midrash and Talmud, and case studies in halakhah that invite us to re-imagine the interaction between Torah and our most human attributes.