One God, Many Aspects: Examining God Metaphors in Jewish Sacred Text (5 sessions)
Offered under the auspices of Open Circle Jewish Learning at Hebrew College.
Instructor: Naomi Gurt Lind
Day and Time: Sundays 11-12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Dates: October 30, November 6, 13, 27, December 4, 2022
Location: Online via Zoom
Tuition: $180 (Generous scholarship support available.)
Registration Link: tiny.cc/OneGodManyAspects
This course examines the many images and metaphors of God that are found throughout Jewish sacred text. For example, in the first blessing of the Amidah, God is referred to as: king, helper, savior, and shield. Elsewhere, we see God described as a shepherd, a builder, a bearer… even a moth. Sometimes God is described as compassionate, sometimes jealous, sometimes righteous. What do these images and descriptions mean within the context of the literature, and what do they mean for us as we construct a theology for our lives? Which God-metaphors are rich and robust for us? Which are troubling? Which leave us cold? In each session we will examine a handful of God-metaphors in their context and in conversation with our own lives and concerns. We will draw on Biblical sources and supplement them with commentary from our sages and from modern thinkers and poets.
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Is this a privately run class? So great.
Sue Fendrick she/her Sent from my mobile device
Thanks for the question, Sue! It’s offered through Hebrew College’s Open Circle Jewish Learning. Just edited the post to reflect this detail.