Feb

23 2019

We're No Angels: Perfectionism in Rabbinic Judaism

12:30PM - 2:00PM  

Congregation B'nai Jacob 75 Rimmon Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525
2033892111
http://www.bnaijacob.org

Contact Rosalind Atkins
203-389-2111

Christine Hayes, PhD, Yale Prof of Religious Studies, asks what is the nature of the perfection to which humans should aspire? Beginning with the Talmudic phrase "The Torah was not given to Ministering Angels" this lecture explores radically diverse ancient Jewish conceptions of the nature of human perfection and whether or not humans can be, or should aspire to be, like angels.

Sponsor: Congregation B'nai Jacob Adult Education Committee

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