Sfat Emet: Vital Testimony (Part 2)
A live, interactive course led by
R. Prof. Elie Holzer
Biblical and Rabbinic discourses utilize numerous variations of the word edut (testimony), expanding it far beyond the confines of its original legal meaning.
In this course we explore the Hasidic writings of the Sfat Emet (authored by R. Yehuda Leib Alter, 1848-1905) by studying the use of the term edut (testimony) as an essential experiential concept that lies at the intersection of existential, psycho-religious and ethical dimensions of life. Edut attunes our eyes, ears, and hearts to the numinous dimension of existence, transforms our awareness of being in the world and awakens us toward the gift, the responsibility the fragility and the call of our existence.
With inspiration from additional philosophers and authors, we will explore and discuss the ways in which the concept of edut might help us revitalize Jewish religious life against the backdrop of our currently spiritually hungry and complex world, rather than revert back to the comfort of traditional religious teachings.
THURSDAYS from 9-10:15 a.m. ET
January 2020: 23.
February 2020: 6, 20.
March 2020: 12, 26.
April 2020: 2, 23.
May 2020: 7, 21.
June 2020: 4.