Shabbat Scholar in Residence: Dr. Moshe Halbertal (Topic: The Problem of Power and the Nature of Political Crime)

Friday, December 1, 2017 • 13 Kislev 5778

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Please join us on Shabbat Vayishlach (December 1st) as we welcome Dr. Moshe HalbertalGruss Professor at NYU Law School and Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University, as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence.

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 4:10 PM
Friday Night Kiddush: 5:30 PM

Dinner: 6:00 PM
 

The Problem of Power
and the Nature of Political Crime

Presentation: 7:30 PM

The presentation is free and all are invited. Reservations must be made for the dinner (see below to register).
 


 

About Dr. Moshe Halbertal

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 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), Commentary Revolutions in the Making (1997), Maimonides: Life and Thought (2013). His latest book, The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel, was recently released by Princeton University Press. 


 

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