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The World as Liminal: Genesis and the Incompleteness of Creation

Hosted By: Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS)

The story of creation in the first chapter of the Torah is one of the most familiar but least understood texts in the Bible. When viewed within its historical context it is a very strange story, because it lacks the expected ending. Join the Jewish Theological Seminary to find the proper ending of the story elsewhere in the Torah. Finding it will allow you to understand a core aspect of biblical theology: that the world God created is incomplete. Poised between chaos and perfection, creation itself is designed to be transitional. That aspect of biblical theology, surprisingly enough, will remind us of a famous idea articulated more than two millennia later in kabbalistic literature. 

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