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Sunday, November 10 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
How 'Why' Grew Up: The Evolving Divine Call for Sacred Relationship in the Book of Genesis

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We humans are wired to ask "why." The question, by definition seeks meaning in the context of relationship – ideas core to Judaism and all sacred traditions. But like everything else, these traditions and even the "why" itself had to be created. Looking to Torah's book of creation (Genesis), how did "why" happen? How did "why" grow up? We'll trace the early Biblical history of "why" – from a primordial rhetorical question toward an ever fuller human relationship with the holy – and ask what Torah's history of "why" can mean for spiritual seekers today.

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David Markus

Rabbi David Markus, J.D., M.P.P., is North America’s only active pulpit rabbi also to hold a full-time oath of public office. He is Senior Rabbi of Temple Beth El of City Island (New York, NY); Senior Builder at Bayit: Building Jewish; rabbinics faculty at the Academy for Jewish... Read More →

Sunday November 10, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm EST