Rabbi Naftali Rothenberg at Temple Israel of Hollywood

Rabbi Naftali Rothenberg at Temple Israel of Hollywood

Mar 2, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Rabbi Naftali Rothenberg is a Senior Research Fellow at the Van Leer Institute, and will visit with members of Temple Israel of Hollywood on March 2, 2014. He will speak to the community about: Why Israeli Arabs are a Jewish issue, and What it means for Israel to be both a Jewish and democratic state. This is event is by invitation only. For more information, please contact Leah Stern, [email protected] Speaker Bio Rabbi Professor Naftali Rothenberg is a senior research fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (since 1994), where he is Jewish Culture and Identity chair and editor of Identities, Journal for Jewish Culture & Identity. He also serves as the Rabbi and spiritual leader of Har Adar, a Jerusalem suburb town, where he resides with his family. His main fields of research are: The wisdom of love; Political Philosophy; Environmental philosophy; Philosophy of Halakha. He has published numerous articles and 12 books. His most recent books are: Wisdom by the week - the Weekly Torah Portion as an Inspiration for Thought and Creativity, Yeshiva University Press, New York 2012. Values and Citizens - Civic Democratic Education, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 2011. Rabbi in the New World: The Influence of Rabbi J. B. Soloveitchik on Culture, Education and Jewish Thought, (with Avinoam Rosenak) Magnes Hebrew University Press, Jerusalem 2011. The Wisdom of Love-Man, Woman & God in Jewish Canonical Literature, Academic Studies Press, Boston 2009. Naftali Rothenberg is the 2011 laureate of the Liebhaber Prize for the encouragement of religious tolerance in Israel.