Imaging the Divine: The Jewish Ethical Claim

We would like to thank our guest speaker Prof. Menachem Lorberbaum, Professor of Jewish Philosophy at Tel Aviv University | אוניברסיטת תל-אביב for a great presentation last night at Shaare Zion Congregation.

His lecture,” Imaging the Divine: The Jewish Ethical Claim” was of much interest and well appreciated by everyone in attendance.
Special thanks to Rabbi Moses for allowing us to partner in this event with Shaare Zion Congregation and with The Canadian Friends of Shalom Hartman Institute.

with Professor Menachem Lorberbaum
presented by The Max & Raelene Routtenberg Institute of Jewish Learning at
Shaare Zion Congregation 

in conjunction with


Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Shaare Zion Congregation,

 Professor Lorberbaum’s lecture is free and open to the entire community.

For further information, contact Lishai at 514.481.7727 x226 or

Professor Loberbaum is the Chairperson of the Graduate Department of Philosophy at Tel Aviv University and Chairperson of the Midrash Program at the Shalom Hartman Institute

Menachem Lorberbaum is a professor and the chair of the department of School of Philosophy at Tel Aviv University. He was the founding chair of the Department of Hebrew Culture Studies at  Tel Aviv University. He is a Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Prof. Lorberbaum studies political theory and the connection between religion, state, and politics in the Jewish tradition.


Menachem Lorberbaum is author of Politics and the Limits of Law (Stanford 2001; Hebrew: 2006) and We are Dazzled by His Beauty (Hebrew, Ben Zvi Institute 2011). Together with Professors Michael Walzer of Princeton and Noam Zohar of Bar-Ilan he is a senior editor of the Jewish Political Tradition series (vol 1 “Authority,” Yale University Press 2000, Hebrew: 2007; vol. 2 “Membership,” Yale University Press 2003; vol. 3 “Community,” Yale University Press, forthcoming). He is editor of the new and first complete Hebrew translation of Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan (Shalem 2009). His Hebrew collection of papers in political philosophy, Leviathan in the Holy Land, has been accepted for publication by Yediot Aharonot publishers. Prof. Lorberbaum has also published three volumes of Hebrew verse and is together with Dr. Michal Govrin, editor of the Devarim poetry series of Carmel publishers that has published his new book of poetic translations Transpositions. He is on the editorial board of the Hebraic Political Studies journal.

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