Monday, November 20th 7:00 PM

Reza Aslan Book Signing

and In Conversation with

Rabbi Sarah Bassin

When analyzing religious scripture, people rarely spend time talking about how they conceptualize the divine and its correlation to religion. On Monday, November 20, 2017, at 7:00 pm, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills will take the perception of God to a whole new level in the second conversation of their 2017 Behrendt Conversation series, “God: A Human History”, the title of the upcoming book by the best-selling author of Zealot, Reza Aslan, in conversation with Rabbi Sarah Bassin, the temple’s associate rabbi.

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Their conversation will explore the history of religion from prehistoric times and our need to humanize God, no matter the religion, and to challenge our conception of a deity in our everyday lives. The event will offer a safe space for people with vastly different views about the divine to get together, ask questions, and learn from one another. A copy of Reza Aslan’s new book, God: A Human History, is included with the full price of admission, with an opportunity to have the book personalized by Reza Aslan after the event. This conversation is co-hosted by Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills in partnership with Chevalier’s. For more information or to RSVP to “God: A Human History,” please click here, or email Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills by clicking here.

The Behrendt Conversation Series are discussions about politics, diplomacy, Israel, and everything in between – they shed light on some of the main fundamental issues the world is facing today. During the High Holy Days, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills hosted their first conversation entitled, “Building Healthier Communities: A Holistic Approach to the Challenge of Hate and Violence,” with expert panelists in discussion about extremism, public safety, and the role of religious communities in keeping Los Angeles safe—in their annual Yom Kippur Afternoon Forum.

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