Registration: "What Is Jewish Political Thought?" with Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D. on Wednesday, April 29 - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Registration: "What Is Jewish Political Thought?" with Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D. on Wednesday, April 29

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We invite our alumni, students, faculty, and staff to learn with President Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D., as he presents "What Is Jewish Political Thought?" on Wednesday, April 29, from 12:30 - 1:45 pm ET.

Do the Jewish People have a distinctive approach to political questions, a distinctive political philosophy?  Many nations and peoples are thought to have one.  American Political Thought, for example, might be characterized by the ideals set out in the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution, including a commitment to a balance of powers, the separation of church and state, and strong individual rights among other things.  If the Jewish people are a distinctive people, then what is our political philosophy and where do we find its source?  How does our tradition treat basic questions of legitimacy (the right to use power over others), justice, and right?  And are these questions even intelligible given the diversity of Jewish thinking and ideas over the last 3000 years?  In this talk, we will introduce these issues and likely raise more questions than we answer! 

Zoom information provided upon registration. 

If you have any questions, please contact alumni@huc.edu.

 

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