Limmud Michigan 2020 - March 22, 2020
The Student Center at Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Sunday, March 22 • 3:15pm - 4:10pm
'In the Image of God?' Humans and Other Animals.

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This would be a critical re-appraisal of the idea in Genesis that humans are made in the divine image and are supposed to "rule over" other species. It would open up rarely studied rabbinic texts that consider the ways in which humans are entwined with other animals and consider ethical limitations of a humancentric view of nonhuman lives.

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Rachel Rafael (Rafe) Neis

Professor, Chair of Rabbinic Literature, University of Michigan
Rachel Rafael (Rafe) Neis holds the Jean and Samuel Frankel Chair in Rabbinics and is an associate professor in the department of History and the center for Judaic studies at the University of Michigan.  Neis received a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from Harvard University, an MA in Religious... Read More →

Sunday March 22, 2020 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT