Is omitting the truth the same as lying? Why is lying OK when life is at stake? Do kids need to be told the whole truth? Can a small lie serve a greater truth? Just as the Hebrew Bible is true and wants us to tell the truth, it also describes lies that go unpunished as well as lies that are actually rewarded. Join us for Shabbat Services when Rabbi Dennis Ross will teach us from his new book When a Lie Is Not a Sin: The Hebrew Bible’s Framework for Deciding, which shows how telling a lie may be the most truthful thing a person can do. Rabbi Ross is husband to our Rabbi Deborah Zecher, Rabbi Emerita. He is a rabbi at Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany, New York. He travels widely to speak about spirituality with Jewish groups and many other faith communities.
Sponsor: Hevreh of Southern Berkshire