April 04, 2024 Judaism is About Love

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  • Date
  • time Eastern Time
  • location Harvard Hillel and Livestreamed
    Smith Hall
    Harvard University
    Cambridge, MA
  • cost Free
  • organizer Harvard Hillel
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Join Hadar Institute Dean Rabbi Shai Held, President on April 4, 2024  for a discussion about his new book “Judaism Is About Love: Recovering the Heart of Jewish Life” with respondents  Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, President of Hebrew College, and Dr Jerome Groopman, author, physician, and scientist.

book coverRabbi Held calls his book an “act of recovery.” In 15 chapters — backed up by 130 pages of notes and citations — it sets out to restore the idea that Judaism is animated by love, no matter what the reader might have heard about a fierce, vengeful “Old Testament God.” It’s a love that manifests itself in acts of “loving kindness,” in the way Jews are supposed to behave with family and neighbors, and how Jews practice their responsibility to the wider world.

The event will be in person at Harvard Hillel and livestreamed.

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