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Religious Pluralism in Israel: Does It Require Putting God Second?

Date: Monday, November 7, 2016 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Pavilion

Rabbi Donniel Hartman in Conversation with Rabbi Angela Buchdahl
In collaboration with AIPAC

If the aim of a religious life is to do good and pursue justice, why do we see so many deeply religious people treat others with indifference? Does the very religious tradition that calls upon us to love our neighbor as we do ourselves and to walk humbly with God also pose a risk of cultivating followers who are morally blind and ethically challenged? Rabbi Donniel Hartman, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and author of the new book, Putting God Second: How to Save Religion from Itself, will discuss how these questions frame the existential challenge of religious pluralism in the State of Israel with Rabbi Angela Buchdahl. This public conversation is part of our aim to expand the dialogue and hear from a variety of perspectives on the issues impacting the Jewish world and is in collaboration with AIPAC.

Read Adult Engagement Director Rabbi Ben Greenberg’s thoughtful review of Rabbi Hartman’s book on the Huffington Post.

With Special thanks to our Host Committee…
Marilyn Alper, Lorinda Ash, Marshall Brozost, Kim & Jordan Dickstein, Cindy & David Edelson, Janet & George Felleman, Michael Fricklas, Jennifer Gardner, Susan Zises Green, Samuel Jacob, Sarah & David Kleinhandler, Nina Levene, Carol Lipsky, Bernice Manocherian, Lori & David Moore, Susan & Stanley Oppenheim, Mara Sandler, Eleanor & Arthur Siegel, Shonni Silverberg, Nancy & Mitchell Steir, and Jodi & Andrew Sussman.

This event is FREE, but registration is required to attend.

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