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Report From Dublin

Thumb_Ireland2 Rabbi Glazer recently participated in Philosophizing Monotheism, a conference at the National University of Ireland, Dublin. On his return to the States, he shared the inspiring report below. The wonderful conference was the culmination of an ongoing relationship I have been cultivating with a group of Israeli academics. I’ve done so with a few intentions […] http://bethsholomsf.org/report-from-dublin/ Continue Reading...

Lech Lecha — Genesis 12:1-17:27

thumbnail_coverdesign_lechlecha We move from the displacement associated with the Tower of Babel at the end of last week’s reading to even deeper displacement this week as the Torah introduces us to the journey of Abram and Sarai. Their leaving home can be thought of as the setting of a tripwire, a process of setting in motion […] http://bethsholomsf.org/lech-lecha-genesis-121-1727-2/ Continue Reading...

Va’et’hanan — Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11

Thumb_CoverDesign_VaEtHanan What is empathy to you? German philosopher Theodor Lipps (1851–1914) often reflected on the quality of empathy, or Einfühlung, seeing it as a key to understanding our aesthetic experiences as well as the primary basis for recognizing each other as thinking, acting creatures. Lipps contends that empathy explains the felt immediacy of our aesthetic appreciation […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vaethanan-deuteronomy-323-711/ Continue Reading...

Lech Lecha — Genesis 12:1–17:27

Meeting_of_abraham_and_melchizadek Again this week, I turn to the renowned Czech-German writer Franz Kafka (1883 – 1924), who wrote in his Zürau Aphorisms: “The true path is along a rope, not a rope suspended way up in the air, but rather only just over the ground. It seems more like a tripwire than a tightrope.” Leaving home […] http://bethsholomsf.org/lech-lecha-genesis-121-1727/ Continue Reading...