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“Hillel’s Three Questions: Some Updated Reflections” with The Honourable Bob Rae, Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations
This program will be livestreamed
*recording of the study session will be posted following the chagim
In the first century, Hillel, the Mishnaic Sage asked “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” These three questions still press us to discover the secret to a life of meaning and purpose. In the midst of a global pandemic, how does this ancient wisdom guide us to see ourselves and our world more clearly?
The Honourable Bob Rae, Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations, was elected eleven times to the House of Commons and the Ontario legislature between 1978 and 2013. He was Ontario’s 21st Premier from 1990 to 1995, and served as interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 2011 to 2013.
He is a lawyer, negotiator, mediator, and arbitrator, with a particular focus on first nations, aboriginal, and governance issues. He also teaches at the University of Toronto School of Governance and Public Policy, and is a widely respected writer and commentator.
Author of five books and many studies and reports, Bob Rae is a Privy Councillor, a Companion of the Order of Canada, a member of the Order of Ontario, and has numerous awards and honorary degrees from institutions in Canada and around the world.