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Sunday, February 22 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Loving Your Body: A Jewish Value

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In a world of seemingly endless pressure to achieve bodily perfection (particularly here in South Florida!), how does Jewish tradition instill a love of self and a love for our bodies?  This text-based session will explore the Jewish ethical imperative to love and care for our bodies.  What does it mean to live in the "Image of God?"  How does Judaism define beauty?  How does our tradition understand the relationship between the body and the soul? Together we will delve into an embodied Jewish ethic of self-acceptance.

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Lauren Berkun

Director of Rabbinic and Synagogue Programs, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
Rabbi Lauren Berkun is the Director of Rabbinic and Synagogue Programs for the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with a B.A. in Religion. Rabbi Berkun was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2001 and was a Wexner Graduate Fellow, a CLAL Rabbinic Intern, and a Rabbinic Fellow in the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Rabbinic Leadership Initiative. She has... Read More →

Sunday February 22, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Room 126