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Thu, Nov 10


Chabad of Cole Valley

Lunch & Learn

Does Judaism Believe in Collective Punishment? Join us for this upcoming Lunch & Learn, and find out!

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Lunch & Learn

Time & Location

Nov 10, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Chabad of Cole Valley, 1300 Shrader St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA

About the event

Collective punishment is wrong! Why should people be punished for someone else's sin?! Yet we find quite a few stories in the Bible that seem to imply that collective punishment is a thing! How can this be? Does Judaism believe in collective punishment?

Two examples of stories that seem to imply collective punishment are:

  1. Shimon and Levi, sons of Jacob, killed all the men of the city Shechem, because one of them raped their sister. People were punished for someone else's wrongdoing.
  2. In the war for the city of Ai, 36 soldiers were killed because of someone else's sin.

Join us for this upcoming Lunch & Learn, where we will be discuss this fascinating topic. The Lunch & Learn will be on Thursday, Nov 10th, at 1-2 PM, and will be given by Rabbi Yakov Barber.

The lunch will be served as a buffet. The menu is as follows:

  • Lasgna
  • Crustless broccoli quiche
  • Cream of mushroom soup
  • Dessert

This event is RSVP only. If you are interested in joining, click below to RSVP!

Hope to see you there!


  • 15 minutes

    Buffet Lunch

  • 45 minutes

    Class - Does Judaism Believe in Collective Punishment?

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