Online course - Torah Lishmah: The Most Radical Jewish Concept of All

Join the Jewish Activism Summer School, as Matt Plen, Chief Executive of Masorti Judaism UK leads us in our next webinar "Torah Lishmah: The Most Radical Jewish Concept of All." Lishmah, translated as 'for its own sake' involves doing a mitzvah for its intrinsic value, not for any ulterior purpose. By creating a philosophical dialogue between 'lishmah' and the Aristotelian idea 'praxis,' we'll see how this seemingly narrow religious idea has the potential to overturn the worst features of modern life: consumerism, populism and dehumanization.

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*Please note: You will need the passcode in your confirmation e-mail to the enter the Zoom meeting

Registration and Costs

Yes , Register until 01.09.2020

Event Type


Subject Field

Jüdische Studien
Jüdische Theologie


Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät


01.09.2020, 19:00
01.09.2020, 20:30


The Jewish Activism Summer School


Die Veranstaltung findet
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Olivia Feldman
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

Phone +49 331 977-1191