NY Lecture Series: Faith and Doubt in the Modern World

hadar-lecture-seriesReaders of eJewish Philanthropy are invited to a very special lecture series presented by Hadar:

We live in “atheological time” – Jews from across the denominational spectrum tend to talk about God in muted tones, if they talk about God at all. At Hadar we aim to ignite a much-needed Jewish conversation about God. Towards that end, we proudly present a provocative new series of public lectures and dialogues – about faith and doubt in light of science; about whether and how the idea of a God who loves can still make sense in the modern world; about Israelis and their (often understated) quest for God; and about what it means to believe in God (tentatively, sometimes tenuously) in a broken world.

November 3
God After Darwin: Belief, Non-Belief, and Modern Science
Rabbi Shai Held in Conversation with Professor Michael Ruse

November 10
Can We Still Believe in A God of Love in a World of Suffering?
Rabbi Shai Held in Conversation with Professor Thomas Oord

November 17
Bird Tracks in the Sand: The Search for God in Contemporary Israeli Poetry
Rabbi Sharon Cohen-Anisfeld

December 1
Why I Still (Sometimes) Believe in God
Rabbi Shai Held

For additional information, as well as links to register, please visit: www.mechonhadar.org/events/fall-lecture-series

The series is presented in partnership with the Samuel Bronfman Foundation in memory of Edgar Bronfman, who struggled with questions of faith and doubt for much of his life, and whose love of and commitment to Torah were an inspiration to many.