Thought biblical criticism is all about decontructing faith and reducing Torah to a literary exploration for atheists?
This 4 week seminar, led by renowned scholar Asher Crispe (see bio below), will blow your mind.
Week 1: MONDAY 2/12/07 8:30pm
The Great Chain of Being, Diacritics and Other Extratextual Effects: Meditations on the Exegetical Prisms of Jewish Mysticism.
Week 2: MONDAY 2/19/07 8:30pm
A Quilt of Translations: Complex Systems Theory and the Tree of Knowledge Revisited.
Week 3: MONDAY 2/26/07 8:30pm
Exiles, Displacements and Semantic Wanderings: Adventures in Post-Modern Literary Theory, Kabbalah and Other Fugitive Phenomena.
Week 4: MONDAY 3/5/07 8:30pm
Textual Infinites, the Grammar of Creation and Quantum Reality: The Old-New Science of Reading the Book of Books.
Rabbi Asher Crispe—
Rabbi Asher Crispe is a warm and engaging speaker whose talent is taking the esoteric and often inaccessible texts and concepts of Kabbalah and Chassidic philosophy and making them palpable and understandable to the general public. He is the Educational Director for the Gal Einai Institute, the Center for Advanced Interdisciplinary Study of Torah, Art and Science. He spent a year as a research fellow for Mercaz Shalem, the national policy institute for public policy and social thought in Israel. Currently he is studying for his doctorate at New York University in Philosophy of Religion. He has also been a guest lecturer at numerous Torah centers and universities, both in Israel and abroad, and has appeared both on television and radio programs speaking on the topic of Kabbalah. He specializes in teaching week-long seminars in the arts and sciences as seen through the lens of the Torah. Topics he has taught in this field include: music, medicine, art, psychology, genetics, physics, law, education, economics and political science.