Love in Dark Times: Friendship and Eros in Jewish Theology, Literature, and Ethics

Date: Oct 25, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sponsor: JTS Hendel Center for Ethics and Justice | Public Lectures and Events

Location: JTS

Category: Public Lectures & Events

Love in Dark Times: Friendship and Eros
in Jewish Theology, Literature, and Ethics

Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 7:00 p.m. 
In-Person at JTS  
3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street) 
New York City

Join us to explore themes of love and friendship in Jewish thought with a panel of preeminent scholars. We will examine the complex and central place of love and longing in modern Hebrew literature, Jewish theology, and ethics, and consider what this rich intellectual tradition can offer for contemporary political life.

Dr. Nadav S. Berman, University of Haifa
Dr. Fannie Bialek, Washington University in St. Louis
Dr. Tafat Hacohen-Bick, CUNY Graduate Center
Rabbi Dr. Shai Held, Hadar Institute

Moderated by Dr. Shira Billet, Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought and Ethics at JTS

Sponsored by the JTS Hendel Center for Ethics and Justice, Columbia’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, and NYU’s Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies

Supported with a grant from the Fetzer Institute