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Herzstein Lecture with Rabbi Shai Held

University of St. Thomas (Houston)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Herzstein Lecture with Rabbi Shai Held

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Herzstein Lecture with Rabbi Shai Held
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
The Annual Herzstein Lecture presents Rabbi Shai Held, Co-Founder, Dean and Chair in Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar. His lecture is titled "The World is Built on Hesed: Towards a Jewish Theology of Lovingkindness." 

According to Jewish theology, “walking in God’s ways” is the highest level a human being can reach. For the Talmudic Sages, becoming like God consists of compassion, empathy, and presence with people in moments of suffering and vulnerability. In this lecture. Rabbi Held will construct a Jewish theology and spirituality of Hesed, lovingkindness, and explore their implications for religious life and the building of nurturing, dignity-affirming communities. He will also explore creation and covenant as the two paths to lovingkindness in Jewish thought.

There will be a reception afterwards in the Doherty Library where Rabbi Held will be signing copies of his book.

Have questions about Herzstein Lecture with Rabbi Shai Held? Contact University of St. Thomas (Houston)

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Cullen Hall
4001 Mt. Vernon
Houston , TX 77006

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)


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