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Monday, June 8 • 12:00 - 13:00
'In the Image of God': Rabbis, philosophers and mystics on human nature and the Divine

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This session maps a millennia-old argument over what it means to be created in the Image of God. Does being created in the Image imply that the Divine has some image, or is even embodied in some sense? Does this teaching refer to some particular aspect of the human being or mind? And what implications does it have for our moral and political lives? Here we will explore some answers to these questions that have been offered in classical Jewish thought, and some possibilities for the application of this teaching in our own lives and world.

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Raphael Dascalu

A native of sunny Sydney and a resident of Melbourne, Raphael Dascalu completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney. He then moved to Israel, where he completed his MA in Comparative Religion at the Hebrew University, and spent extended periods studying at Yeshivat... Read More →

Monday June 8, 2015 12:00 - 13:00 AEST
Room G8