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Thinking about God: Jewish Views

Past Sessions
Sunday, June 11, 2023 22 Sivan 5783 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday, May 7, 2023 16 Iyar 5783 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday, April 16, 2023 25 Nisan 5783 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday, March 19, 2023 26 Adar 5783 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday, February 19, 2023 28 Sh'vat 5783 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday, January 15, 2023 22 Tevet 5783 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Thinking about God: Jewish Views


Rabbi Gerson leads us as we consider the central questions and dilemmas of Jewish theology. Specifically, this course entails a close reading of Thinking about God: Jewish Views, edited and with commentary by Rabbi Kari H. Tuling and recently published by The Jewish Publication Society. Unlike many books on Jewish theology which are organized by respective thinkers over time, this book is organized topically. The book has been described as follows:

"Who—or what—is God? Is God like a person? Does God have a gender? Does God have a special relationship with the Jewish people? Does God intervene in our lives? Is God good—and, if yes, why does evil persist in the world? In investigating how Jewish thinkers have approached these and other questions, Rabbi Kari H. Tuling elucidates many compelling—and contrasting—ways of thinking about God in Jewish tradition.

A highly accessible resource for introductory students, Thinking about God also makes important yet challenging theological texts understandable. By breaking down each selected text into its core components, Tuling helps the reader absorb it both on its own terms and in the context of essential theological questions of the ages. Readers of all backgrounds will discover new ways to contemplate God. "

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