Making Choices by Limiting Choices: On the Rambam as Curator of Tradition

What:
Workshop
When:
Tuesday Apr 02   02:00 PM to 03:15 PM (1 hour 15 minutes)
Where:
HUC-JIR - Herrman Learning Center: Archaeology Center
In an age of infinite choices the likely outcome is making no choice at all. Tradition offers a way of limiting choice to ease decision-making. An examination of Maimondes' discussion of gifts for the poor provides a useful model for thinking about the importance of the restrictions of Jewish Law to encourage the decision making that allows for innovation. 
Participant
HUC-JIR
Professor of Classical Hebrew Literature and Interpretation; Gottschalk-Slade Chair in Jewish Intellectual History