Friday, April 26, 2013

Arthur Green Coming to Town

Come learn with an extraordinary teacher (on a rare visit to Chicago),
      Rabbi Dr. Arthur Green
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
“Re-Reading Revelation: A New Approach For Shavuot”

At Ezra Habonim, the Niles Township Jewish Congregation
4500 Dempster Street, Skokie, IL 60076

Dr. Arthur Green is the Rector of the Rabbinical School of and Irving Brudnick Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Religion at Hebrew College.  He is Professor Emeritus at Brandeis University, where he occupied the distinguished Philip W. Lown Professorship of Jewish Thought.  He is both a historian of Jewish religion and a theologian; his work seeks to form a bridge between these two distinct fields of endeavor.

Educated at Brandeis and at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he received rabbinic ordination, Dr. Green studied with such important teachers as Alexander Altmann, Nahum N. Glatzer, and Abraham Joshua Heschel, of blessed memory.   He has taught Jewish mysticism, Hasidism, and theology to several generations of students at the University of Pennsylvania, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (where he served as both Dean and President), Brandeis, and now at Hebrew College.  He has taught and lectured widely throughout the Jewish community of North America as well as in Israel, where he visits frequently.  He was the founder of Havurat Shalom in Somerville, Massachusetts in 1968 and remains a leading independent figure in the Jewish renewal movement.  He was the founding Dean of the Hebrew College Rabbinical School.

Dr. Green is the author of over a dozen books.  Best-known among his scholarly works are Tormented Master: A Life of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav and Keter: The Crown of God in Early Jewish Mysticism.  In Seek My Face, Speak My Name: A Contemporary Jewish Theology and EHYEH: A Kabbalah for Tomorrow he turns to the mystical tradition as a key source for a religious language that will speak to the many spiritual seekers in our generation.  Dr. Green is also well known for his translations and interpretations of Hasidic teachings, including The Language of Truth: Teachings from the Sefat Emet by Rabbi Judah Leib Alter of Ger.  One of his best-known works is Radical Judaism: Re-thinking God and Tradition, published by Yale University Press in 2010.  His most recent book is Hasidism for a New Era: The Religious Writings of Hillel Zeitlin (Paulist Press, 2012).

No charge.  Refreshments will be served.

R.s.v.p. to dan "at" kaplancenter dot org

Presented by The Mordecai M. Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood