Global Day of Jewish Learning with Dr. Benjamin Sommer
Date: Nov 12, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community
Location: New York City
Category: JTS in Your Community
What is Holiness?
A מחלוקת לשם שמים (debate for the sake of heaven) between Leviticus and Deuteronomy
Learn with Dr. Benjamin Sommer, Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages, JTS at the Global Day of Jewish Learning, hosted by Mechon Hadar and Schechter Manhattan
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
The books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy have very different ideas about what can be holy and how something or someone becomes holy. This difference, we will see, creates two different patterns of Jewish thought that persist into the present, and these patterns have important ethical and political implications for contemporary Jewry.
Solomon Schechter Day School of Manhattan
805 Columbus Ave (entrance on 100th Street)
New York City
The Global Day of Jewish Learning is a project of the Aleph Society and Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, uniting Jewish communities across the world through study of our shared texts.