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Sunday, June 14 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Is Happiness Possible?: Coveting, Capitalism and the Search for a Good Life

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In this session we will discuss how contemporary culture promotes the feeling that whatever one is, it is never enough. By examining both Jewish and other sources, we will examine the effects of advertising and social media on our sense of self-worth, and then explore wisdom from various traditions about how to promote a long-term vision of happiness in the midst of the Western loop of endless dissatisfaction.

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Elliott Malamet

Dr Elliott Malamet lectures in literature at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and teaches Jewish thought in many institutions in Jerusalem and abroad. He is the co-director of Living Jewishly, an organisation that hosts conversations and events meant to explore the core existential... Read More →

Sunday June 14, 2020 8:30pm - 9:30pm AEST