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The Threshold of Forgiveness: Law and Narrative in the Talmud

The Threshold of Forgiveness: Law and Narrative in the Talmud
1700 Bathurst Street, Beth Tzedec Congregation, Banquet Hall
Time: Sep 20th, 7:30 pm End: Sep 20th, 9:30 pm
Interest Categories: Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Law, Faculty of , Jewish Studies, 2000-
Talk by Moshe Halbertal, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Centre for Jewish Studies present Ralph and Roslyn Halbert Visiting Scholar

The Threshold of Forgiveness: Law and Narrative in the Talmud

Moshe Halbertal is Gruss Professor of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Moshe Halbertal received his PhD from Hebrew University in 1989, and from 1988 to 1992 he was a fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. Halbertal served as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Yale Law School, and he currently is professor of Jewish thought and philosophy at Hebrew University. He is the author of many books, including Idolatry (co-authored with Avishai Margalit, 1992) and People of the Book: Canon, Meaning, and Authority (1997), both published by Harvard University Press; Concealment and Revelation: Esotericism in Jewish Tradition and Its Philosophical Implications (2007), On Sacrifice (2012), and Maimonides: Life and Thought (2013), all published by Princeton University Press; and several books published in Hebrew, including Interpretative Revolutions in the Making (1997) and By Way of Truth: Nahmanides and the Creation of Tradition (2000). Halbertal was the recipient of the Michael Bruno Memorial Award of the Rothschild Foundation and the Goldstein-Goren Book Award for the best book in Jewish thought in the years 1997 to 2000. In 2010, Halbertal was named a member of Israel's Academy for the Sciences and the Humanities.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. Limited seating. For further information, please contact the Centre for Jewish Studies at 416 978-1624.

Presented with Beth Tzedec Congregation and Canadian Friends of Hebrew University

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