Selected Lectures (Audio)
Judaism has a central conception of community. A human being, argues Rabbi Greenberg, is not alone; rather, human beings live and thrive in community. Living in community helps us grow into better human beings.
“Jewish Medical Ethics”
What can Judaism contribute to the field of medical ethics? One major contribution, suggests Rabbi Greenberg, is respect for the dignity of the individual human.
“Reflections on Jewish Sexuality and Interpersonal Relationships, Part II”
The second of two lectures on Judaism’s views of sexuality and interpersonal relationships.
The first lecture is not available on this website.
“Contemporary Jewish Education”
Rabbi Greenberg explores the challenges of Jewish education in an open society. He advocates for more emphasis to be placed on Jewish education and on the need for a total Jewish environment – the synagogue must become a learning center and the entire community “re-wired” for increased cooperation. These ideas are especially important for Reform and secular Jews, who require symbols of Jewish life to maintain a strong identity.
The very end of the lecture is cut off.
“Limits of Diversity in Modern Orthodoxy”
Rabbi Greenberg discusses the history of the relationship and the possibility for Jewish unity between Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews. He also explores what it means for Orthodoxy to claim itself as the true version of Judaism.
“Sexuality: Two Traditions”
After critiquing Eugene Borowitz’s four fundamental values of a Jewish sex ethic, Rabbi Greenberg explores two views of sexuality in Judaism and advocates for a sex ethic that affirms the fundamental dignity of all individuals.