Spring 2019: Dilemmas of Faith

Department of Adult Learning
Course Description

Thursdays | beginning February 14 | 9:15-10:30 am | 10 sessions

Rabbi Neil Zuckerman

In an age of radical polarization in modern society, with a rise in religious fundamentalism on the one hand and a rise of atheism on the other, how does the Jewish tradition approach dilemmas of faith? Together with some of the scholars from the Hartman Institute (via short video clips) we will engage in broad and deep analysis of some of the many dilemmas that faith in the modern world raises, both in classical Jewish tradition and in contemporary Jewish thought and life. We will address the big questions raised by the intersection of faith and reason, faith and history, faith and politics, and the faith experience.


Class will be held on the following dates:

Feb 14, 21, 28; Mar 7, 14, 28; Apr 4, 11, 18; May 2, 9 (make-up class)

Prerequisite: Completion of Melton or Context core program.

Class will run contingent on registration. Each class has a minimum registration of 17 and a maximum registration of 25 students. A wait list will be maintained once a class reaches maximum registration.

1. Early bird member (Until January 9)=$290
2. Early bird general (Until January 9)=$350
3. Standard member (January 9 onward)=$315
4. Standard general (January 9 onward)=$375

1. Until January 24: Full refund
2. January 24-February 14: Full refund less $50 administration fee
3. February 14-21: Full refund less $100 materials/administration fee

IMPORTANT: After you register, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, call 212.369.2600, x159 to confirm your registration.

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