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Sunday, December 8 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
On Serving God: Does Halakha Help or Hinder? Two Modern Jewish Thinkers in Conversation

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What role, if any, should Halakha play in our service of God? Martin Buber and Yeshayahu Leibowitz offer two seemingly totally antithetical answers to this question. What, if anything, do Buber and Leibowitz have to say to each other, and to us? Can we use extreme views to help us articulate more nuanced and moderate ones?

This session made possible by a grant from the Covenant Foundation.

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Shai Held

Shai Held is Co-Founder, Dean, and Chair in Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar. Previously, he was Scholar-in-Residence at Kehilat Hadar in New York and Director of Education at Harvard Hillel. A rabbi and history Ph.D., he has taught at JTS, Drisha, Me'ah, CJP, and the Wexner Fellowship Program. His book, Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence, has just appeared. ITALICS He was a 2011 Covenant Award winner for excellence in Jewish... Read More →

Sunday December 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Feinberg Library

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