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Courses by instructor: Rabbi Sheldon Lewis

Rabbi Sheldon Lewis

Sheldon Lewis Rabbi Sheldon Lewis was educated at the University Of Chicago and the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City where he was ordained as a rabbi. He was a student of Professor Abraham Joshua Heschel and has been active in civil and human rights causes, especially the movement to free Soviet Jewry. For 33 years, he was rabbi of congregation Kol Emeth in Palo Alto. He is now rabbi emeritus. He has had an abiding interest in reconciliation efforts in the Middle East as a supporter of the Open House in Ramle, the Al Amal School near Bethlehem, and Rabbis For Human Rights. He is currently at work on a book on peaceful conflict resolution within Jewish sources entitled: The Torah Of Reconciliation. He studied Kabbalah at Yeshivat HaChayim V’HaShalom, a kabbalah yeshiva in Jerusalem. Kabbalah and Hasidut remain great sources of inspiration for him.

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Palo Alto)

PC650-ECH

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

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Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice (Palo Alto)

PC650A-ECH Instructors: Lewis Starting: 10/23/2017 Location: Congregation Etz Chayim

When I marched in Selma, I felt like my legs were praying. —Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Spiritual Leader. Scholar. Philosopher. Social Activist. 80 years ago, a young Abraham Joshua Heschel was appointed by Martin Buber ...

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Why We Need Heschel More Now Than Ever Before

PC650-JCL Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/15/2017 Location: Jewish Community Library

Join us for an open discussion of the life and legacy of Abraham Joshua Heschel with the faculty of the Philosophy Circle: Heschel and Social Justice program.