Would you, if presented with the most dire set of circumstances, have the courage to risk your life to save the life of a fellow human being, simply because he or she is human? More generally, would you have the courage to recognize humanity and respond to its claim even if the powers that be denied its presence? Thus asks Martha Nussbaum, Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago Law School in her book For Love of Country.
Kavana is proud to partner with Temple De Hirsch and other local groups as we confront these difficult questions in commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Together we will mark this darkest moment in Jewish history while renewing our efforts to see the humanity in others. Central to the evening is a conversation with Holocaust survivor, Pete Metzelaar, and a recent teenage refugee moderated by Rabbi Daniel Weiner.