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Shabbat Scholar: Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill

Friday, June 8, 2018 • 25 Sivan 5778

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Please join us on Shabbat Shelach (June 8-9) as we welcome Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill, as our Shabbat Scholar-in-Residence. Dr. Brill is a very well respected professor of Judaic studies and comparative religion, and is an active participant in the Jewish interfaith encounter with Catholics, Muslims, and Hindus.

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 7:00 PM
Friday Night Kiddush: 7:45 PM
Dinner: 8:00 PM

Speaking Schedule & Topics

Friday Night, 9:30 PM: 
   "Rabbi on the Ganges: A Jewish-Hindu Encounter"

Shabbat Morning, 10:30 AM: 
   "Do Jews Meditate?"

Shabbat Afternoon, 6:55 PM: 
   "Kabbalistic Meditation & Eastern Meditation"

Seudah Shelishit, 6:30 PM: 
   Q & A with Dr. Brill

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

Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill is the Cooperman/Ross Endowed Chair for Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University, where he teaches Jewish studies in the graduate program. Brill is the author of Thinking God: The Mysticism of Rabbi Zadok of Lublin (2002), Judaism and Other Religions: Models Of Understanding (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and Judaism and World Religions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). Dr. Brill received his BA, MA, and Rabbinical Ordination from Yeshiva University and his PhD from  Fordham University. He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar awardee to research and teach at Banares Hindu University in Varanasi, India. Brill just completed a book tentatively entitled “Rabbi on The Ganges: A Jewish Hindu Encounter." Brill is active in the Jewish interfaith encounter with Catholics, Muslims, and Hindus. He also recently edited a forthcoming volume on the writings of Rav Shagar (d. 2007).

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