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What Does the “Divine Image” Look Like? Perspectives from Chazal

Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Zuckier / October 18, 2020

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The Torah teaches us that humanity is created in the divine image. Chazal develop and apply this theme in a number of places, and their discussions lay bare important questions about the nature of the divine image. In particular, several Talmudic passages explicitly address how the divine image maps onto categories of religion, race, and gender, as they apply this definition of humanity in a variety of halakhic areas. This class offers a close reading of those sugyot and their interpreters, aiming to better understand this timely and timeless definition of humanity.


Posted: 10/18/2020

Posted: 10/25/2020

Posted: 11/01/2020

Posted: 11/08/2020

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  Session 1 Posted: 10/18/2020
  Session 2 Posted: 10/25/2020
  Session 3 Posted: 11/01/2020
  Session 4 Posted: 11/08/2020

Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Zuckier

Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Zuckier is Director of Education and a member of the Drisha faculty. A Research Fellow in Philosophy of Religion at Notre Dame, he received his PhD in Ancient Judaism at Yale University and was a member of Yeshiva University’s Kollel Elyon. Previously he served as Director of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Yale University and as the Flegg postdoctoral fellow in Jewish Studies at McGill University. Shlomo is an alumnus of Yeshivat Har Etzion and RIETS, as well as of the Wexner and Tikvah Fellowships. He has lectured and taught widely across North America, as well as at Yale Divinity School, Yeshiva University, the Tikvah Fund, and Bnot Sinai. A Founder of The Lehrhaus, Shlomo serves on the Editorial Committee of Tradition and has edited two books on contemporary Jewish thought.


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