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The 2021 BC Winter Lecture Series

The 2021 Beit Chaverim Online Winter Lecture Series

programmed by Allan Arkush

Professor of Jewish Studies, SUNY, Binghamton


A three-part series, featuring three compelling speakers, 


Concluding lecture Feb. 7th @ 4:00 PM

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Feb 7, 4:00 PM:

Kenneth Green

University of Toronto

"Between Jerusalem and Athens: Leo Strauss and The Duality of Jewish Thought"

Leo Strauss was one of the most profound Jewish thinkers of the 20th century. He occupied the highly unusual position of being a great thinker and teacher about both Jewish philosophy and political thought. The core of his thinking on Judaism can be characterized as a confrontation between "Jerusalem and Athens," involving a choice between "progress or return." We will delve into his thought by exploring this duality in order to discover why he thought that challenge is imperative for Jews and Judaism in the future.

Kenneth Green has been teaching Judaism in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto since 1987. He received his Ph.D. in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. His main area of research is in Jewish thought and philosophy, both medieval and modern. He has published numerous books and articles, among which are: Leo Strauss oMaimonides: The Complete Writings, and Leo Strauss and the Rediscovery of Maimonidesboth with the University of Chicago Press in 2013His most recent book has just appeared in print: The Philosophy of Emil Fackenheim: From Revelation to the Holocaust, published by Cambridge University Press in 2020.

All events held online- free registration here (if you reserved for an earlier lecture, no need to reserve again)

Thu, April 15 2021 3 Iyyar 5781