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Rabbinic Inferno: Hell in Classical Judaism

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Beth Emet: The Free Synagogue (Evanston, IL)
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Nov 12, 2021   11:00 am - 12:15 pm  
Speaker
Dov Weiss
Registration
Registration
Contact
Program in Jewish Culture & Society
E-Mail
jewishculture@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-7978
Originating Calendar
Jewish Culture and Society

Join the Adult Education program at Beth Emet and Professor Dov Weiss for a discussion of his current research. In argument against the American Reform Jewish stance of the 1885 Pittsburgh Platform that Gehenna (Hell) is an idea that is not rooted in Judaism, we will examine ancient Jewish discourse about Gehenna to unearth the distinctive values, aesthetics, fantasies, and hopes found within classical Jewish culture. Member fee $25, or included in Friday morning package; non-member fee $35

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