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Rambam and the Clash Between Torah and Reason

Hosted By: Valley Beit Midrash

Professor Ross will discuss the virtues and limitations of employing allegory as a method of reconciling religious truth claims of with science, as evidenced in Maimonides’ defense of creation ex nihilo in his Guide to the Perplexed.

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Teacher

Professor Tamar Ross

Professor Tamar Ross is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Jewish philosophy at Bar Ilan University. She continues to teach at Midreshet Lindenbaum. She did her Ph.D. at the Hebrew University and served as a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard. She is the author of Expanding the Palace of Torah: Orthodoxy and Feminism. Her areas of expertise include: concepts of God, revelation, religious epistemology, philosophy of halacha, the Musar movement, and the thought of Rabbi A.I. Kook.
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Valley Beit Midrash

Valley Beit Midrash (VBM), based in Phoenix, AZ, hosts Jewish learning events on a wide range of topics and perspectives.
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