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Rabbi Molly Karp—Buber and Heschel: Encountering the I-Thou and Articulating the Ineffable (Zoom only)

October 24, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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This course will explore Buber’s and Heschel’s key theological teachings.

Martin Buber is best-known for his book I and Thou, which focuses on how people relate to the world and his Tales of the Hasidim. For Buber, our relationship with the Divine and with each other should be I-Thou rather than I-It relationships.

Abraham Joshua Heschel most influential works include Man is Not Alone; God in Search of Man; The Sabbath; and The Prophets. Heschel explores the ways Judaism allows us to encounter the ineffable with the “radical amazement” experienced in the “presence of the Divine.” Heschel was a great champions of the Civil Rights Movement; marching to Selma with Martin Luther King, he said, “my feet were praying.”

4 Tuesdays: October 10, 17, 24 & 31 @ 4–5:30pm

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