When Mercy Trumps Justice, How People Look Like God, and Other Rabbinic Tales of Creation

Commenting on the creation of Adam in Genesis 1, our Sages offer some of the most breathtakingly profound and provocative midrashim we have. Exploring some of these powerful texts will lead us to consider topics such as the perennial tension between justice and mercy, the humility God shows in creating people, and the startling notion that people look so much like God that the angels have trouble telling us apart.

Recorded at the Summer Learning Retreat 2021