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Sunday, February 22 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Peoplehood and Purpose: Beyond Continuity

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The construction of Jewish selfhood is a hot topic in the aftermath of the Pew Study. Despite considerable efforts by the organized Jewish community, it turns out that “making Jews” is a particularly difficult task in the modern context. What does it mean to be a 'people' if we are not defined by race or ethnicity and we cannot agree on ideology, praxis, or faith? Might there be shared purposes that ground Jewish identity? If so, what are they, and if not, what is the glue that holds “us” together?

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Steve Greenberg

Executive Director, Eshel Online
Rabbi Steven Greenberg has worked with communities around the world to make Orthodox Judaism more inclusive of gays and lesbians.  He is the author of the groundbreaking book Wrestling with God & Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition (University of Wisconsin Press, 2004), which won the Koret Book Award for Philosophy and Thought. He is one of the founding Co-Directors of Eshel and serves on the faculty of the Shalom... Read More →

Sunday February 22, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 110