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 an historian and teacher of Jewish creativity. His classes weave together the imaginative and social dimensions of Jewish creative genres—Kabbalah, Talmud, philosophy, and poetry—and invite students to discover their own genres of intellectual creativity. He has a PhD in Jewish Studies from UC Berkeley, where he completed a dissertation on representations of spiritual community in the Zohar. Before moving to the Bay seven years ago, Yosef spent many years in traditional and innovative yeshivot in both Israel and America. In his spare time he wanders the woodlands of Northern California and celebrates the hills of the Bay on his bike.