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Rabbi Slifkin at Westwood Kehilla

The Kehilla Academy

In Cooperation with the Westwood Kehilla

Presents

AN EVENING WITH RENOWNED RABBI NATAN SLIFKIN

No charge, but attendance by reservation only.

Please reserve by return e-mail to gsmith@irell.com.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 8:00 P.M.

ONE PEOPLE, TWO WORLDS: RATIONALISTS VS. MYSTICS

          There are two radically different views of Judaism – that of the rationalists, and that of the mystics. Rabbi Slifkin will describe how they differ, and whether they can co-exist in the same religion.

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Location of event:  Westwood Kehilla, 10523 Santa Monica Blvd., between Thayer Ave. and Fairburn Ave.  Ample street parking.

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          Rabbi Slifkin was born in Manchester, England, and received rabbinic ordination from Ohr Somayach Institutions, where he taught Talmud and Jewish philosophy.  He currently teaches at Yeshivat Lev HaTorah in Ramat Bet Shemesh.  Rabbi Slifkin has an MA in Jewish Studies from the Lander Institute in Jerusalem, where he graduated summa cum laude. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Jewish History at Bar-Ilan University.

          Rabbi Slifkin has written extensively for the Daf Yomi Advancement Forum and many newspapers, websites, and journals.  He is the author of 12 books, including The Challenge of Creation and Sacred Monsters, both of which explore traditional rabbinic perspectives and discuss how they may relate to scientific findings. He is currently working on a multi-volume encyclopedia of biblical animals and is developing a Biblical Museum of Natural History in Beit Shemesh. Rabbi Slifkin maintains a popular website at www.RationalistJudaism.com.

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          About the Sponsors:

The Kehilla Academy is dedicated to bringing thought-provoking programming to Los Angeles.  Our motto is “A Cure for Intellectual Boredom,” and we believe this program will satisfy that goal.

          The Westwood Kehilla is a Modern Orthodox Synagogue dedicated to integrating Jewish life, thought, and modernity.

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