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The Rebbe’s Response to Reagan’s Attempted Assassination

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 25 | 7:00–8:30 PM EDT

What kind of education produces a virtuous, law-abiding citizen? Must moral or religious instruction be a part of this, and what happens when it’s missing? When, in 1981, John Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, argued that a lack of moral instruction in American schools was a contributing factor to this violence. In this seminar, we will explore the Rebbe’s vision for American education and his belief in Jewish engagement with the broader world.

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