Author of "Embracing Auschwitz" and "Mensch•Marks: Life Lessons of a Human Rabbi - Wisdom for Untethered Times." Winner of the Rockower Award, the highest honor in Jewish journalism and 2019 Religion News Association Award for Excellence in Commentary. Musings of a rabbi, journalist, father, husband, poodle-owner, Red Sox fan and self-proclaimed mensch, taken from essays, columns, sermons and thin air. Writes regularly in the New York Jewish Week and Times of Israel.
Explore how kabbalistic ideas have permeated all denominations of Judaism, turned into a growing part of the self help industry, become a part of pop culture and a Sarah Silverman punch line. Rather than bemoan the loss of Kabbalistic purity or celebrate its mass appeal, this day presents top academic inquiry by renowned teachers of kabbalah seeking to understand its visible and invisible influence on modern life.Stay tuned for more information on teachers and topics!Co-sponsored by Rabbi Naftali Citron and The Carlebach Shul, Sinai Live Books, Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, and The Jewish Week.
*Rabbi Asher Crispe on Kabbalah at the Movies and Modern Scientific Advances and Kabbalah
*Dr. Karen Starr on Kabbalah on the Couch: Mysticism and Psychoanalysis
*Rabbi Simon Jacobson on Kabbalistic Roots of Chabad and New Age Thought and Kabbalah
*Rabbi Naftali Citron on Kabbalistic Meditation and A Timeline Revealing Kabbalah in Modern Life
*Dr. Sharon Flatto on Jewish Prayer and Practice and Kabbalah
*Daniel Matt on Kabbalah and the Big Bang and Kabbalah's Widespread Access: Blessing or Curse?
Cantor George Mordecai, special musical guest!
|Sun, Feb 3|
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
$45 pre-registration, $60 at the door
|For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.|
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