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Sunday, January 20 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Textual and Social Activism in the Works of R. Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev

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An early Hassidic rabbi seems an unlikely place to look for inspiration for today's social change maker. Through traditionally radical textual interpretation -- textual activism -- R. Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev read an activist Torah, one that authorized him and his contemporaries to take bold action to build the religious movement of Hasidut. His textual activism and social agenda provide opportunities for us to understand traditional Jewish interpretation as an important tool for social transformation.

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Josh Weisman

Rabbi Josh Weisman was recently ordained by the pluralistic Rabbinic School of Hebrew College, in Newton, Massachusetts. While there, he studied extensively with Rabbi Dr. Arthur Green, a leading scholar of Jewish mysticism and the early Hasidic masters. For twelve years, prior to... Read More →

Sunday January 20, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PST