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Different but Equal? The Paradox of Chosenness with Dr. Alan Cooper

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Jewish conceptions of chosenness or election—rooted especially in the language of Exodus 19:5-6—traditionally were hierarchical, often asserting Jewish superiority over others. Such notions run afoul of modern ideas about social justice, typically anchored in egalitarian values that would have been alien to pre-modern authors. Is it possible to uphold a version of Jewish “difference” that is simultaneously non-hierarchical yet answerable to traditional sources? Class is free. Register here

 

Dr. Alan Cooper, Elaine Ravich Professor of Jewish Studies

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February 8
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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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