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Covenant and Land

May 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 24, 2018

Covenant and Land
7:30 PM, THURSDAYS, MAY 10, 17, 24
From Abraham to the present, Israel has been a constituent component of
God’s covenant with the Jewish people. Not surprisingly, the relationship
between covenant and Israel is complex: for Jewish thinkers throughout the
ages have struggled hard to understand the meaning and claim of covenant
within the ups and downs of Jewish history. During this course, we shall
explore classical and modern Jewish sources on the meaning and purpose
of Israel within the overarching framework of covenant, exploring such
questions as: Is the covenant unconditional or conditional? Is the Land of
Israel holy? If so, in what sense? Is Jewish power a covenental value? Jewish
pride? Does the State of Israel represent continuity with or rebellion against
the Jewish covenental tradition?
Dr. Bernie Steinberg, Director Emeritus, Harvard Hillel, teaches at the
Graduate Theological Union, and Kevah in Berkeley, and M2 The Institute for
Experiential Jewish Education, based in Chicago. He recently wrote an essay
on Maimonides for Oxford University Press Bibliographies.


May 10, 2018
7:30 pm


Congregation Beth Israel
1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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