Robert N. Schlesinger Memorial Residency by Rabbi Or Rose

  • March 23, 2013
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Shir Tikvah
Robert N. Schlesinger Memorial Residency

Join us for a Rebbe's Tisch given by Rabbi Or Rose entitled,"
Radical Compassion: The Mystical Teachings of Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev".

Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev, a legendary figure in Eastern European Hasidism, taught a doctrine of radical hesed (compassion or loving-kindness) rooted in his mystical vision of God, the community of Israel, and the Hasidic leader. Join us as we delve into the theological foundations of this worldview and its practical applications for contemporary life.

Rabbi Or Rose is the Director of the Center for Global Judaism at Hebrew College (HC). He also serves as Co-Director of CIRCLE: The Center for Inter-Religious & Communal Leadership Education, a joint venture of HC and Andover Newton Theological School. Rabbi Rose is the author and/or editor of several articles and books on Jewish spirituality, social justice, and interfaith cooperation; most recently, he co-edited Jewish Mysticism and the Spiritual Life: Classical Texts, Contemporary Reflections (Jewish Lights, 2011), and My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Inter-Religious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation (Orbis, 2012). Rabbi Rose is also co-editor of “On Scripture – The Torah,” a weekly Jewish scriptural commentary featured in the Huffington Post. He is also a member of the advisory committee of Sh’ma: A Journal of Jewish Responsibility and in 2009, he was selected as a fellow for the Shalom Hartman Institute’s inaugural North American Scholars’ Circle.

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