How Good Do We Have to Be?

Rabbi Shai Held

Larissa MacFarquhar Rabbi Shai Held

What does it mean to devote yourself wholly to helping others? Renowned journalist and New Yorker staff writer Larissa MacFarquhar has spent years studying and talking to people who make extreme ethical commitments (adopting twenty children or founding a leprosy colony, to name a few). Join MacFarquhar and Shai Held as they ask: How good dowe have to be? Can there be such a thing as being too good, morally speaking? Is it right, for instance, to care for strangers at the expense of your family? Why are many people repelled by such moral actors instead of being drawn to them? A remarkable conversation about moral philosophy, Torah, and real life.