The centennial conference will deal with the major facets of Levinas’ philosophical and Jewish works, as well as their impact in the social, political, and educational arenas.
Levinas’ views on social justice, individual responsibility, and sustainable economies will be presented in the same accessible terms in which he once delivered them at his Talmudic readings for the Parisian community.
December 7 at 6:30 pm
Center for Jewish History
16 West 16 Street - New York, NY 10011
Box Office: 917-606-8200
General admission: $15; Students with ID $5
PART ONE - 6:30 PM
Levinas: the man, the thinker, the historical context, the influences.
Salomon Malka (Journalist, writer and biographer of Emmanuel Levinas and Messieur Chouchani), Judith Friedlander (Author of Vilna on the Sein, CUNY Graduate Center),
PART TWO - 7:30 PM
FROM EUROPEAN THOUGHT TO THE REDISCOVERY OF JEWISH TEXT
Richard Bernstein (The New School): Ethics as First Philosophy
PART THREE - 8:00 PM
LEVINAS AS A REAER OF THE TALMUD
Warren Zeev Harvey (Hebrew University), Richard A. Cohen (University of North Carolina), Michael Smith (Berry College).
VIRTUAL EXHIBITION: WRITING THE TALMUD
During the conference a virtual version of the exhibition: Writing the Talmud, presented by the Yeshiva University Museum, will be on display at the Center for Jewish History.
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