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Beyond Right: The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code


Talmudic analysis and mind-bending logic have long been a hallmark of Jewish scholarship.

But buried beneath the discussion and legalese, you encounter the core Jewish values that fuel the debate, deliberations, and ultimate law.

In this course, you will explore a number of fascinating legal and ethical issues, and uncover the timeless and fundamental values that make us who we are.

Click here for the full lesson overview.

This course is sponsored by an anonymous friend of Chabad of Bloomfield Hills, in honor of Rabbi Dubov's upcoming special birthday. 

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Six Wednesdays, beginning May 25
In-person and Virtual
Morning option: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 
At Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit
6555 W. Maple Rd, West Bloomfield, MI
Evening option:  7:30 - 9:00 pm
At Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
6735 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Rabbi Levi Dubov
Director, Chabad of Bloomfield Hills 
$90 - course textbook included
Couple's discount: 15% off | Bring a friend: 50% off (contact us for the promo code)
Join the first class commitment-free.
Scholarships available. Contact us for more info.
CLE processing fee: $50

Lesson 1

Beyond Good Neighbors

Most laws are designed to protect the rights of people and their property. But Judaism’s civil code is driven by a different goal. Explore how laws of damages and disputes support a uniquely Jewish view of the human mission.


Lesson 2

Beyond Restitution

In seeking to restore the rights of plaintiffs, Jewish courts actively assist offenders in achieving full repentance too. Why? Discover the advantage of properly undoing damage over mere compensation.


Lesson 3

Beyond Taking Offense

You may feel a moral urge to speak up against an offensive action. But might you have a legal responsibility to deter someone from certain behaviors? Judaism says: Yes. In this lesson, we discuss why and when.


Lesson 4

Beyond Personal Freedom

With 613 commandments in the Torah and myriad rules expounded in the Talmud, can Judaism ever be called “liberating”? Let’s delve into the Exodus, the covenant, and the ways in which laws can lead to the purest human freedom.


Lesson 5

Beyond Lawful Ownership

Is the claim of ownership anything more than a subjective social agreement? A foundation of Chassidic thought is that material possessions contain spiritual energy that is specific to their owners. Let’s consider the owner’s rights and responsibilities through this lens.


Lesson 6

Beyond Presumption of Innocence

While a presumption of innocence can protect defendants from liability, it is not quite a declaration of uprightness. Jewish law goes so far as to presume every person’s core goodness. See how this view can lead us to a truly upright world.

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