Rabbi Harris at Limmud
My second session was a panel discussion on my new book launched at our Shul in October, Faith Without Fear: Unresolved Issues in Modern Orthodoxy. My co-panellists were Rabbi Alex Israel, a well-known Israeli (but British-born) lecturer and writer, and Rabbi Ysoscher Katz, a fascinating New York Rabbi who was brought up as a Satmar Chasid but has moved over to the movement known as ‘Open Orthodoxy’. The panel was very ably chaired by Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz who teaches at Cambridge and LSJS.
The third session was about the problem of evil in the Talmud and contemporary philosophy of religion – essentially a very condensed version of the five-part course I gave at Hampstead from December 2014 to April 2015. The Limmud audiences were as intelligent and generous as always, and once again it was a privilege to be there.