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Why Should Jews Love God, and Why Does God Love Them? A Jewish Debate

Event: Why Should Jews Love God, and Why Does God Love Them? A Jewish Debate
The Melton Center for Jewish Studies presents:

Jon Levenson
Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies, Harvard University
Post lecture response by Sam Meier, Professor of Bible and Ancient Israelite History, The Ohio State University

The love of God is a central aspect of Judaism; in fact, the classical sources require it of Jews. But on what is it based, or, to put the issue more colloquially, what is lovable about God? The tradition also insists that God loves the Jewish people, and here, too, the same question can be asked: Why? What is so lovable about the Jews? The classical sources present a range of answers to both questions and, in the process, reveal much about the dynamics of God and humanity in the Jewish tradition.

Free, no rsvp necessary.
Date and time:March 18, 2014
7:00 PM
Location:Area on Campus: Columbus Jewish Community Center, 1125 College Ave.
Contact:Lori Fireman
Phone Number:614-247-7882
Event category:Melton Center for Jewish Studies & Near Eastern Languages And Cultures
Event Type:Lecture

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