Text Study: Extracting the Principle of Kiddush HaShem

This text study includes two texts related to the concept of kiddush haShem (sanctification of God’s name) and hillul haShem (desecration of God’s name): Deuteronomy Rabbah 3:3 and Talmud Yoma 86a.  The discussion questions guide participants to consider how to extract principles and values from a person’s actions.  This text study may be used to help task force members uncover their congregation’s underlying values and principles for the purpose of creating an educational vision aligned with those principles.


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