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Saturday, June 27 • 5:00pm - Monday, June 27 • 6:10pm
Did Abraham Actually Sacrifice Isaac: The Binding of Isaac and its Implications for the Philosophy of Judaism

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In this session we'll explore some disturbing sources about the binding of Isaac, talk about the different resonances that the story has had for the Jewish people at different times in its history, but, more importantly, we'll start thinking about what these sources mean for the study of Jewish philosophy in general. Is there such a thing as a pure Jewish philosophy purged of pagan and Christian and Muslim influence; would that even be desirable?


Sam Lebens

Sam Lebens currently lives in New Jersey, with his wife and three kids. He is completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Rutgers in the philosophy of religion. He holds a PhD in metaphysics from the University of London, and has studied in various Israeli yeshivot, where he received... Read More →

Saturday June 27, 2015 5:00pm - Monday June 27, 2016 6:10pm PDT
Russian River Valley SC2082

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