Agus Academy Session 8: Dilemma of Faith and Politics

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? The faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute has created this ten part video lecture series to explore the foundational Jewish issue of faith. In this series, Hartman scholars 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. The Dilemmas of Faith curriculum addresses the big questions raised by the intersection of faith and reason, faith and  history, faith and politics, and the faith experience.

Time: 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.

Session 8: Yehuda Kurtzer: Dilemma of Faith and Politics: The Role of Ambivalence in Faith                                                                                                                                                           

Facilitator: Rabbi Steven Schwartz
Date:   Monday, January 15