LAST CALL: Community Dinner with Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Moshe Halbertal

11/29/2017 03:04:36 PM

Nov29

 

THIS Friday night, Parashat Vayishlach (December 1st), we welcome Dr. Moshe Halbertal, Gruss Professor at NYU Law School and Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University, as our Friday Night Scholar-in-Residence. There will be a delicious and social Community Shabbat Dinner, followed by a presentation by Dr. Halbertal on the topic: The Problem of Power and The Nature of Political Crime.

We thank all those who have already signed up for the community dinner. If you have not yet signed up, the deadline for
reservations is today, Wednesday, November 29th.
Student: $18 | Dinner: $36 | Sponsor: $180
Fish, vegan, and gluten-free dinners are available.


FRIDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 4:10 PM
Friday Night Kiddush: 5:30 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM
Presentation: 7:30 PM


'The Problem of Power
and the Nature of Political Crime'

The presentation is free and all are invited.
 



DR. MOSHE HALBERTAL


Dr. Moshe Halbertal is the Gruss Professor at NYU Law School and Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University, and a fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in 1989, and from 1988-1992 he was a fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. Halbertal served as a visiting Professor at Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the author of the books Maimonides: Life and Thought, Idolatry (co-authored with Avishai Margalit) and People of the Book: Canon, Meaning and Authority, both published by Harvard University Press. He is also the author of Concealment and Revelation: Esotericism in Jewish Tradition and Its Philosophical Implications (2007), Between Torah and Wisdom: R. Menachem ha-Meiri and The Maimonidean Halakhists in Provence (2000), and Commentary Revolutions in the Making (1997). His latest book, The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel, was written together with Dr. Stephen Holmes and released in May 2017.

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