Entering Others' State of Mind

Rabbi Ethan Tucker

In this series, we explore the limits of trust and religious expectation when we interact with others, particularly those with whom we have religious differences. When is a charitable reading of someone else’s decision just a form of condescension? When can I assume that others are looking out for my interests, and when am I trusting their reliability as a way of hiding from my own responsibilities? We look at a wide range of sources from the ancient, medieval and modern periods to get greater clarity on these big questions of how to live with integrity in community.