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Sunday, May 24 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
For in His Image: Slavery, Individualism and the Changing Meaning of Liberty

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Shavuot, which follows Passover, commemorates the reception of the Torah, which comes after the exodus from Egypt. But if the People of Israel's escape from slavery ends only in another bondage, this time to the Torah, can we really talk about a passage from slavery to freedom? In this session we will examine the different conception of liberty that was shared by our ancestors, and the transformations it went through with the rise of Christianity and the struggle against global slavery, based on the conception of the Image of God.

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Tomer Persico

Shalom Hartman Institute
Dr. Tomer Persico is the scholar-in-residence for the Shalom Hartman Institute in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies at UC Berkeley.

Sunday May 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT