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Dr. Nehemia Polen 11 am
April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session with Dr. Nehemia Polen for Yom HaShoah
Tuesday, April 21 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Faith and Spiritual Creativity in the Warsaw Ghetto: The Teachings of Rabbi Kalonymos Shapiro, the Piaseczna Rebbe
Miriam, Moses, and the Divinity of Children: Human Individuation at the Cusp of Persistence and Perishability
(Esh Kodesh, Parashat Hukkat 5702/1942)
Nehemia Polen is a leading expert in Hasidism and Jewish thought. A widely published author, his books include “The Holy Fire: The Teachings of Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, the Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto” (Jason Aronson Inc., first ed., 1977); “The Rebbe’s Daughter” (Jewish Publication Society, 2002), based on Polen’s research as a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow and recipient of a National Jewish Book Award; and “Filling Words With Light: Hasidic and Mystical Reflections on Jewish Prayer” (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2004), written with Lawrence Kushner. 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, Polen served for 23 years as a congregational rabbi.
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