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Friday, February 13 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
God's Hero: In Search of a Little Humanity

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Religious devotion sometimes inspires harsh impulses, as if loving God requires rejecting humanity. Asking what kind of loyalty God wants is an urgent, old question. In this text study, we’ll learn a provocative Midrash that challenges common religious assumptions, models fierce loyalty, and demands that both God and we honor our stake in the fate of the Jewish people. All texts provided in Hebrew and English.


Joel Alter

Joel Alter is Director of Admissions for Jewish Theological Seminary Rabbinical and Cantorial schools. He has served in pluralistic Jewish schools as teacher, rabbinic leader and administrator, and is committed to advancing institutions organized around Torah study and Jewish living. Joel holds a BA in Jewish History from Columbia; rabbinic ordination and an MA in Jewish Education from JTS; and received training at the Hartman Institute. Shabbat... Read More →

Friday February 13, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
High Ridge

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