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Mendelson Scholar Series: Rabbi Shai Held

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Jews have a God problem. Many of us struggle to talk about God– we don’t know who or what we mean by the word and we are beset by doubt in any case; and many of us have tragically internalized anti-Judaic stereotypes about the God of Judaism (e.g., “The God of Judaism is a God of wrath”). In our first session, we’ll hear a contemporary Jewish thinker’s honest reflections on why he (sometimes) believes in God, and on why doubt may actually be a boon to faith. In our second, we’ll take a close look at the biblical idea that what makes God God and not a human is… God’s unfathomably vast love.



May 18
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm