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Sunday, February 17 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
The Good, the Bad and the Holy: What is Holiness and Why Does it Matter?

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While the notion of holiness is embedded in the very fabric of religion itself, it remains a difficult concept to define. Instead, we default to quantitative descriptions of the sacred: this specific time, these particular people, and this place over here are holier than that other time, those other people, and that place over there. This session will explore different conceptions of holiness in Jewish literature and offer suggestions of their importance to contemporary Jewish life.

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Yonah Hain

Yonah Hain is the Campus Rabbi of Columbia University, where he directs the educational, religious and interfaith initiatives of Columbia/Barnard Hillel's robust pluralistic Jewish community. A yeshiva trained talmudist, Yonah serves as faculty for YCT Rabbinical School and the Shalom... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Room 5 (5th Floor)