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In this episode, Ari explores with Shuli Taubes the theological and social implications of the Jewish doctrine of election in the modern Western context. In her course, she explores the subject using a variety of lenses, including the propositions of divine free love (“Grace”), inherent superiority, Abraham’s initiative, and pluralism. Students study with her the writings of several modern Jewish theologians—including Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Michael Wyschogrod, Jon D. Levenson, and Jonathan Sacks—and the pre-modern sources that animate their thought as we consider the origins, development, and limits of Jewish “chosenness.”
Shuli Taubes serves as a faculty member at SAR High School in Riverdale, New York, where she teaches Tanakh, Jewish Identity, Comparative Religion and chairs the Jewish Philosophy department.
Read more about the course: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fdt8darnadbbboi/What%20is%20Chosenness%20-%20Reader.pdf?dl=0