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Considering God’s Body: The Divine Body & Jewish Historical Imagination

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Considering God’s Body: The Divine Body & Jewish Historical Imagination

Program: Open Circle Jewish Learning, Text and Tradition
Instructor: Sara Klugman
Dates: 5 Sundays, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23 & 6/30
Time: 4-5:30 p.m. EST
Course fee: $200, financial aid is available
Location: Zoom
Hosted by: Hebrew College

Consider God’s body. Does God have a body, multiple bodies, or no body at all? What could, or does, the divine body look like? What are foundational beliefs – and contradictions – in Jewish understandings of the divine body? What can we take with us into our own spiritual practice – and our understanding of our own bodies? In this course, we will look at these questions across the prism of ancient, medieval, and contemporary Jewish thought. In addition to ancient and rabbinic texts, we will draw on philosophical texts, modern literature and poetry, visual art & media, and contemporary cultural critique. As a cohort, we will experiment with visualization, speculation, and experimentation in our own spiritual practice.

Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning is for learners of all backgrounds.

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