From the Bible through modern thinkers, Judaism has been concerned with more than obedience to the commandments. Building upon Biblical and rabbinic ideas, Jewish philosophers explored the cultivation of good character as an important Torah ideal. Aristotle’s conception of virtue ethics was adopted and adapted by Jewish thinkers who sought to explain how the cultivation of virtue and the pursuit of a good life are central to the Torah tradition.
This seminar will introduce
participants to some of the seminal texts and thinkers. The four sessions in
November and December will deal with virtue ethics in the Bible, rabbinic
literature, Aristotle and Maimonides. There will also be four sessions in
May and June exploring this orientation after Maimonides.
This series will be offered via Zoom. Pre-registration is required to access the link information. To register, click here>>.
Presented as part of
The Institute for Jewish Learning in memory of Anne and Max Tanenbaum