About Economy and Sustenance: Judaism, Society, and Economics
May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmSuggested Donation: $18
Join Valley Beit Midrash as we welcome Aharon Ariel Lavi for a thought-provoking discussion on his latest book, About Economy and Sustenance: Judaism, Society, and Economics.
About the Author: Aharon Ariel Lavi is one of Israel’s most prominent social entrepreneurs and community development professionals. As founder of the Garin Shuva—an eco-mission-driven community near the Gaza border— and the co-founder of the National Council of Intentional Communities, MAKOM, a Jewish National Fund partner, Mr. Lavi has contributed to the development of numerous networks that strengthen Jewish community life in Israel and in the Diaspora. In addition to his community development work, Mr. Lavi also founded a JCC in the Negev and is a published author who has written extensively about Judaism, economics, social justice, and environmentalism.
About the Book: The economic forces are among the strongest forces at play in human society. In every purchase, sale, commercial viewed and even in the reading of these lines lies an economic activity that shapes the face of society. There are many ways to manage and examine the economy, and although their implementation requires scientists, essentially these are ethical decisions on cultural, social and spiritual dilemmas. This book aims to discover the contribution of the Jewish cultural world to economic thought and to understanding the structure of society. A Jewishly rooted viewpoint will allow us to provide new answers for the most basic questions that shape economic activity and from it, society in general.