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Boulder Judaism and Vague Liberalism

Haver, Boulder’s Rabbinic Fellowship, may be unique in America as the only rabbinic panel with members representing all five major denominations. Many look at Haver as an indication of what Boulder Judaism really is – rabbis that get along, communities that get along. Why can’t we all get along?

But Haver may also be very dangerous – if you care about denomination and distinction. For some people, the tenets of their particular denomination are the truest expression of what Judaism is and G-d wants. So to imply that they are all good, all basically the same, all equally valid, all equally pleasing to G-d (if there even is a G-d) would be somewhat heretical.

And along these lines of thinking, what is the real difference between Judaism and other religions? Maybe all religions are equally valid paths to the same god, and therefore all should be equally revered and learned from.  Then again, maybe not.

Five Boulder rabbis will take up these discussions and more in a round-table format on Wednesday May 12 at 7:30 at Rembrandt Yard, 1301 Spruce in Boulder. There is no fee to attend, and light refreshments will also be free. Drinks $2 and up. RSVP is required, email info@SoulFoodBoulder.org

Sponsored by Haver and by SoulFood.

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