JET's 2021 Yarchei Kallah: Weeklong Extravaganza line up includes Rabbi Kasriel Gewirtzman and Rabbi Michael Altonaga as they tackle Fascinating Dilemmas in Jewish Medical Ethics.
This weeklong series will look at a variety of challenging situations in medical ethics, from the highly unusual
conjoined twins, to the triage of patients where resources are limited, and more commonplace questions
regarding end of life. You'll come away with a deeper understanding of the sophistication and versatility of
Jewish law in action. Join us for one day or all five! (Rabbi Gewirtzman: Mon, Wed, Fri / Rabbi Altonaga: Tue, Thur)
The JET Yarchei Kallah is modeled after the description of the Yarchei Kallah in the Talmud. In the two months of the year (Elul and Adar) when agricultural activity was less demanding, Jews would take the opportunity to return to the study halls to reinvigorate their Torah knowledge, thus strengthening their ties to Judaism. The word Kallah means assembly; Yarchei means month; hence the term refers to those months when they would assemble to study Torah.