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Is It Rational to Believe in a Personal God?

Scott Shay

Sunday 10:00 AM–11:15 AM Manhattan Theater

Ritual, Prayer & Spirituality, Text & Thought

Modernity casts into question the nature of God as has been traditionally described in Jewish thought. In this session we will discuss if it is possible to embrace all the secular world has to offer in terms of science and critical thinking and to still remain a believing Jew. Many Jews simply live in two different worlds and do not try to reconcile them. We will attempt to do so in our time alloted. Come with an open mind.

Scott Shay

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Scott Shay is the author of "Getting Our Groove Back: How to Energize American Jewry." He serves as a member of the Birthright Israel steering committee and as chair of the NY Community Study. He is past chair of the UJA's Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal and the Fund for Jewish Education. During the day he is Chairman of Signature Bank and a partner of Ranieri Partners.

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