A Skirball Academy Class

Dr. Daniel Rynhold

Orthodox Atheism? The Thought of Yeshayahu Leibowitz

Can you combine an absolute commitment to the mitzvot with a denial of any purpose to human history? Ardent Zionism with disbelief that it has any religious significance?

Yeshayahu Leibowitz, one of Judaism’s most controversial and provocative intellectuals, did. In this course, we will discover how the professor of biochemistry and neurophysiology at the Hebrew University managed such apparent contradictions.

Wednesdays, 6:30 –8:00 PM

October 28
November 4, 11, 18,
December 2, 9

Free | Friends of Streicker*
$120

*Friends of Streicker program information

Dr. Daniel Rynhold teaches Jewish Philosophy at Yeshiva University. A specialist in the work of Moses Maimonides and Joseph Soloveitchik, he is author of Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One’s Practices and An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy.

 

Wednesdays, 6:30 –8:00 PM

October 28
November 4, 11, 18,
December 2, 9

Free | Friends of Streicker*
$120

*Friends of Streicker program information

Can you combine an absolute commitment to the mitzvot with a denial of any purpose to human history? Ardent Zionism with disbelief that it has any religious significance?

Yeshayahu Leibowitz, one of Judaism’s most controversial and provocative intellectuals, did. In this course, we will discover how the professor of biochemistry and neurophysiology at the Hebrew University managed such apparent contradictions.

Dr. Daniel Rynhold teaches Jewish Philosophy at Yeshiva University. A specialist in the work of Moses Maimonides and Joseph Soloveitchik, he is author of Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One’s Practices and An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy.

 

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