In “The Heart of the Torah,” Rabbi Shai Held offers deeply insightful, original, and creative interpretation of the text. Drawing on ancient and modern Jewish thought, as well as commentators of other religious backgrounds, Held explores the fundamental questions of the Torah. The two volume set of essays, with two for each weekly Torah portion, illuminates the centrality of empathy in Jewish ethics, the predominance of divine love in Jewish theology, and the dignity inherent in a covenantal relationship with God.
We will have Rabbi Shai Held discuss Jewish theology with Elsie Stern, Ph.D., of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Stay after the conversation for a book signing and light dessert reception.