What is the nature of the perfection to which humans should aspire? Beginning with the talmudic phrase "The Torah was not given to Ministering Angels," this lecture explores radically diverse ancient Jewish conceptions of the nature of human perfection and whether or not humans can be, or should aspire to be, like angels.
Christine Hayes, Ph.D.
Weis Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica, Yale University
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Reception: 5:30 pm ∙ Lecture: 6:00 pm
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West Fourth Street, New York, NY 10012
Free admission. Current government-issued photo ID required.
The Dr. Fritz Bamberger Memorial Lecture is sponsored by the Bamberger family in memory of their father, Dr. Fritz Bamberger, z"l, who served as Assistant to the President and Professor of Intellectual History at HUC-JIR/New York.