What does the halakha have to teach us about our desire, so brilliantly articulated by Jerry Seinfeld, to leave a voicemail message rather than to talk to a person in real time or, better still, meet them face-to-face? In this class, Rabbi Leon Wiener Dow, author of The Going: A Meditation on Jewish Law, will explore the way in which Jewish law builds community through shared time.
Rabbi Dow, PhD, is a research fellow and a member of the faculty at the Shalom Hartman Institute, as well as Educational Director of the Hartman Gap-Year program.
He received his BA from Princeton University, his MA in Jewish thought from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, private rabbinic ordination from Rabbi David Hartman, and a PhD in philosophy from Bar-Ilan University.
Rabbi Dow's book, U'vlekhtekha Va’derekh ("ובלכתך בדרך"), constructs an approach to halakha based on the thought of Franz Rosenzweig. His latest book, The Going: A Meditation on Jewish Law, was published in 2017. For more information on The Going, click here.
Rabbi Dow lives in Jerusalem with his wife and their five children.
Monday, June 25
$15 General Public | $12 Members and J-Pass holders
Contact: (650) 223-8692 | [email protected]
Jerry Seinfeld on leaving a voicemail message rather than talking to a person: