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Saturday, February 16 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Judaism and Christianity, Not What You Thought: The Jewish Trinity, Original Sin and Son of God

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Jews are taught that unbridgeable chasms separate them from other religions, particularly Christianity. Such teachings are often based on a selective reading of the tradition, a rationalist version of Judaism that only became dominant in the 19th century. Drawing particularly on texts from the Zohar we will challenge key elements of this “Jewish exceptionalism.” If you are willing to abandon some clichés, you will learn that the Jewish religious imagination is far richer than you thought.

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Nathaniel Berman

Nathaniel Berman is the Rahel Varnhagen Professor of International Affairs, Law, and Modern Culture at Brown University. He co-directs Brown’s Religion and Internationalism Project. He has taught widely on kabbalah in the New York area, as well as at Brown. His teaching on kabbalah focuses on the relationship between the divine and the demonic (the “Sitra Aḥra”). Nathaniel holds a doctorate in Jewish Studies from University... Read More →

Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Hillsborough main hotel 5th floor conference level