Lehrhaus Judaica > Courses > Philosophy Circle Mini Course: Readings from HaLevi, Maimonides, Buber, and Heschel
Philosophy Circle Mini Course: Readings from HaLevi, Maimonides, Buber, and Heschel
On four very different nights we will dip into the wellspring of the Jewish philosophical library in this mini survey course for Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle.
HaLevi and Maimonides created foundational thought on Jewish identity at the dusk of the Golden Age of Spain. Buber and Heschel addressed modernity at the sunset of European Jewry and the dawn of Israel and America. We will read and discuss excerpts from HaLevi’s Kuzari, Maimonides’ The Guide for the Perplexed, Buber’s Hasidism and Modern Man and Heschel’s The Insecurity of Freedom and more.
Wednesdays, March 1, 15, 22, 29
7:00 - 8:30 pm
$50 for members
|Mar 01||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Wed||Temple Sinai||Yosef Rosen|
|Mar 15||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Wed||Temple Sinai||Yosef Rosen|
|Mar 22||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Wed||Temple Sinai||Yosef Rosen|
|Mar 29||7:00 PM–8:30 PM||Wed||Temple Sinai||Yosef Rosen|
2808 Summit Street
Oakland, CA 94609
Yosef Rosen is a Ph.D. Candidate in Jewish Studies at UC Berkeley and received an M.A in Jewish Thought from The Hebrew University. Yosef has also attended numerous traditional and innovative yeshivot in Israel and America. His dissertation focuses on literary forms of collaboration and critique in Medieval Kabbalah. At Berkeley, he has taught courses on advanced Talmud, Late Antique Judaism, and Kabbalah. He is also an educator with Kevah, where he teaches groups on Jewish theology and mysticism.