The Martin Buber Symposium

Temple Emanuel and the Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Center

Dates: Sunday, May 31, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Partnering with Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Center, the Foundation for Jewish Studies brings you The Martin Buber Symposium, commemorating his 50th yahrzeit.

Buber, born in Austria, was a believing humanist, a spiritual Zionist, a proponent of Arab-Jewish co-existence and a founder of the movement for the renewal of Judaism. He is credited with bringing the beauty of Hassidism and the tales of the Hassidic masters to the West. His most famous work, I and Thou, is a philosophy of life that continues to have a profound impact on many disciplines today.

Our presenters are:   Professor Paul Mendes-Flohr of the Hebrew University and the University of Chicago; Rabbi Max Ticktin of the Fabrangen and George Washington University; Sarah Scott, Professor Philosophy at Manhattan College; Rabbi Arthur Waskow of the Shalom Center; and Rabbi Harold White of Georgetown University.

 A suggested contribution of $25 from attendees to help defray costs would be greatly welcomed, although not required.

 

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The Schedule

1:00 PM      
Registration

1:30             
Symposium: Martin Buber and the Philosophy of Dialogue -
Professor Paul Mendes-Flohr, Professor Sarah Scott, Rabbi Max Ticktin 

2:30 – 3:30  

Readings from "I and Thou" - Harold White

Why Hassidism? - David Shneyer

 Paths in Utopia - From Ancient Decentralized Prophetic Israel to Modern Decentralized Socialism - Arthur Waskow

The Faith of the Bible: Divine Dialogue and Interpretation - Max Ticktin

Religious Dialogue: Between God and Man: Buber’s Contribution to Interfaith Dialogue - Sarah Scott

Dialogic Principles - Paul Mendes-Flohr

 

3:45 – 4:45  

Readings in "I and Thou" -  Harold White

Paths in Utopia - From Ancient Decentralized Prophetic Israel to Modern Decentralized Socialism - Arthur Waskow

Palestinians and Jews on the Land – A Shared Future- - Aaron Shneyer

Religious Dialogue: Between God and Man: Buber’s Contribution to Interfaith Dialogue - Sarah Scott

Dialogic Principles - Paul Mendes-Flohr

5:00 PM          
Symposium: Applied Buber for the 21
stCentury

5:45                
Siyum





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