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Friday, February 12 • 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Religious Belief and Make-Belief

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What do you have to believe to be frum? What do you have to believe to be religious? But, more importantly, what do you have to imagine? What do you have to make-believe? What's more important to a religious life: belief or imagination? And, if imagination is key to the religious life, doesn't that prove that the religious life is irrational?
Together, we'll explore some answers to these questions through some classical Jewish texts.


Sam Lebens

Samuel Lebens holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of London, and Orthodox Rabbinic Ordination after spending a number of years in various Israeli Rabbinical Schools. These days he teaches philosophy at Rutgers University and teaches all sorts of Jewish texts and topics at Drisha. He has published on all sorts of topics, from Bertrand Russell and the philosophy of fiction, to Hassidism and the nature of religiosity. He also blogs (from... Read More →

Friday February 12, 2016 10:30pm - 11:45pm

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