Loving and Being Loved by God

Rabbi Shai Held

Dr. Jon Levenson Rabbi Shai Held

How do classical Jewish texts understand the obligation to love God—and the idea that God loves the people Israel? What is different about the way those sources think about love, God, and sexuality from the ways most modern people do? Join Jon Levenson and Shai Held in a free-wheeling discussion of these and related questions of Jewish theology.

The conversation coincides with the appearance of Levenson’s new book, The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism (Princeton University Press).