Rabbi Polen to Speak at Shivek Lecture

March 26, 2017 Brookline Free 0
(Photo: Hebrew College)
(Photo: Hebrew College)


Rabbi Nehemia Polen, PhD, a leading expert in Hasidism and Jewish thought, will speak on “The Hasidic Masters as Seen Through the Eyes of Elie Wiesel” at the annual Shivek Lecture.

Dr. Polen is a Professor of Jewish Thought at Hebrew College and a widely published author whose books include The Holy Fire: The Teachings of Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, the Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto; The Rebbe’s Daughter (based on Rabbi Polen’s research as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow), recipient of a National Jewish Book Award, and Filling Words with Light: Hasidic and Mystical Reflections on Jewish Prayer.

Rabbi Polen holds a doctorate from Boston University, where he studied with and served as a teaching fellow for Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel. Prior to his career in Jewish academia, he served for 23 years as a congregational rabbi.

There is no charge for the breakfast and lecture, but sponsors ($18) and patrons ($36) are welcome.

The Shivek Bible Lecture has been sponsored for more than 30 years by past Temple Emeth President Herbert Shivek and his wife Louise, in memory of their parents, Bernard and Jennie Shivek and Theodore and Anna Shaps.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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