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Monday, February 17 • 9:45am - 11:00am
How (Not) to Talk about God: Heschel and Maimonides in Conversation

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What do we mean when we say "God"? Are we talking about an abstract, distant, unknowable being? A personal God who loves and cares about us? Something else entirely? In this session, we'll explore the very different ways two of Judaism's greatest thinkers-- Maimonides and Abraham Joshua Heschel--thought about God, and ask what we might learn for our own spiritual and religious quests.

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Shai Held

Co-Founder, Dean and Chair in Jewish Thought, Mechon Hadar
Shai Held, a leading Jewish theologian, scholar, and educator, is Co-Founder and Dean of Mechon Hadar. He is a 2011 recipient of the prestigious Covenant Award for excellence in Jewish education. Rabbi Held's first book, Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence, was hailed as a "watershed" in our understanding of Heschel; his next book, The Heart of Torah, a collection of essays on the Torah in two volumes, is due out this summer.

Monday February 17, 2014 9:45am - 11:00am
Grove II

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