Hiddur vs. κάλλος: Chanukah’s Competing Concepts of Beauty

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November 25 2021
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Venue: YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

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References: Shabbat: 133B Menachot: 28B Shabbat: 21A Nidah: 30B Taanit: 7A  

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A new approach to a topic addressed in 2014 - what is the real difference between the Jewish and Greek approaches to Beauty? The Greek idea that beauty denotes perfection, and the Jewish idea that perfection deserves beautification.

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