EVENT: Judaism, Science and Medicine Group Annual Conference “Judaism and Pandemics: Past, Present, and Future" (March 27)

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
March 27, 2022
Location: 
Arizona, United States
Subject Fields: 
Health and Health Care, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Jewish History / Studies, Public Health, Religious Studies and Theology

ZOOM CONFERENCE

Topic: Judaism, Science and Medicine Group Annual Conference “Judaism and Pandemics: Past, Present, and Future”

Time: Mar 27, 2022 09:00 AM - 6:15 PM PST

REGISTER:  http://jewishstudies.asu.edu/science

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has upended the life of all people worldwide, is still raging, despite the invention of a vaccine against the virus. The annual Judaism, Science, and Medicine Group (JSMG) conference will reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic from historical, sociological, legal, philosophical, and ethical perspectives. Special attention will be paid to clinical and practical lessons learned since the beginning of the pandemic, and the diverse responses of the Jewish community to the pandemic. Through interdisciplinary examination of accumulated data, the conference will reflect on the past and future of living in the shadows of pandemics.  

JSMG CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (We hope you will join us for the entire day but your zoom link will allow you to come and go throughout the conference. Below is the schedule for the day. Arizona time is the same as California time - we are currently 3 hours behind the East Coast.)

9–9:15 a.m.    
Welcome - Hava Tirosh-Samuelson | Director of Jewish Studies | Arizona State University    
Jeffrey Cohen | Dean of Humanities |    Arizona State University
Dr. Joshua Anbar |    on behalf of the Anbar Family

9:15–10:15 a.m.     
The Dr. Michael Anbar Memorial Keynote Lecture in Judaism, Science and Medicine
chair and respondent: Noah J. Efron | Bar Ilan University    
keynote address:      The Community as Patient: Jewish Responses to Pandemics - Paul R. Wolpe | Emory University

10:15–11:30 a.m.    The Bible through an Epidemiological Lens 
chair: Timothy Langille | Arizona State University
10:15-10:35    Impure or Infectious? A New Look at the Bible - Yitzhaq Feder | University of Haifa
10:35-10:50    The Ten Egyptian Plagues as a Powerful Metaphor for Emergence of Epidemics - Michael Kosoy | KB One Health, LLC
10:50-11:10    Can Mathematical Modeling Guide Pandemic Response, or is the Prescription Given in Leviticus as Good as It Gets? -Peter Rez | Arizona State University
11:10-11:30    Q&A

11:30 a.m.–1:10 p.m.    Legal and Halachic Dimensions of Pandemics -    chair: Joel Gereboff | Arizona State University
11:30-11:50    Jewish Laws COVID Responsa: From Asher to Zelig with Many Stops along the Way - Michael Broyde | Emory University
11:50-12:10    Conservative Judaism Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic - Elliot Dorff | American Jewish University
12:10-12:30    Between ‘Safe’ and ‘Safe Enough’: Bodily Protection in Pandemics - Joan S. Friedman | Wooster College
12:30-12:50    Making Decisions on Public Health: Who Has the Legal Authority - Alan Jotkowitz | Ben Gurion University
12:50-1:10    Q&A

1:10–1:20 p.m.      Break

1:20–3:10 p.m.     Care and Caring in Pandemics: Clinical, Psychological, and Social Dimensions 
chair: Michael Yudell | Arizona State University
1:20-1:40    Suspension and Reversal of the Law (Halakhah) in Disease, Plagues, and COVID-19 -Y. Michael Barilan | Tel Aviv University 
1:40-2:00    Moral Distress and Critical Care: A New Approach Inspired by COVID-19 Pandemic - Jason Weiner | Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
2:00-2:20    Whose life to save? Allocation of Scarce Resources in a Pandemic - Irit Offer-Stark | Shalom Hartman Institute
2:20-2:40    Disruptions and Opportunities: The Impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. Jewish Community - Janet Aronson | Brandeis University
2:40-3:10    Q&A

3:10–5 p.m.     Jews and the History of Pandemics
chair: Stanley Mirvis | Arizona State University
3:10-3:30    Jews, Pandemics, and Social Exclusion: An Overview -Joshua Teplitsky | Stony Brook University 
3:30-3:50    Jews, Rats, and Fleas: New Perspectives on Plague -Susan Einbinder | University of Connecticut 
3:50-4:10    Zoonic Pandemics: Pigs, Power, and Knowledge - Jonathan K. Crane | Emory University
4:10-4:30    Pandemics and the Future of Humanity - David Passig | Bar Ilan University
4:30-5    Q&A

5 - 6 p.m.     Ethics, Theology, and Spirituality in the Time of Pandemic: A Roundtable
chair: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson | Arizona State University    
The Theological Ramifications in a Post-COVID World  - Shaul Magid | Dartmouth College    
Ethics in the Time of COVID-19: Seeking Resilience - Rachel Mikva | Chicago Theological Seminary     
Mussar as a Source of Spiritual Guidance in the Midst of Pandemic - Amy Eilberg | Spiritual Director, Peace and Justice Educator

6 – 6:15 p.m.     Conclusion - Hava Tirosh-Samuelson | Arizona State University

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ZOOM CONFERENCE

Topic: Judaism, Science and Medicine Group Annual Conference “Judaism and Pandemics: Past, Present, and Future”

Time: Mar 27, 2022 09:00 AM - 6:15 PM PST

REGISTER:  http://jewishstudies.asu.edu/science

Contact:  LIsa Kaplan, Arizona State Univeristy - lisa.kaplan@asu.edu

 

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