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Medieval Jewish Thinkers in their Historical Contexts

December 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

$20.00 - $160.00

Jews, Muslims, and Christians asked many of the same questions in the Middle Ages: What is God? What are religious truths and what are our best sources for knowing them? What does God want from us? What is evil and where does it come from? How should we live a good life? This course will explore three of the major medieval Jewish thinkers—Saadia Gaon, Judah Halevi, and Maimonides—as we compare their answers to some of these questions in the context of their own times and places.

Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple Emanu-El’s Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, the Wexner Heritage Foundation, CLAL, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, the Academy for Jewish Religion, and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Stein is formerly the National Director of the Hadassah Leadership Academy.

Details

Date:
December 10
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
$20.00 - $160.00
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/medieval-jewish-thinkers-in-their-historical-contexts-tickets-69294346255

Venue

Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States