The subject of this panel discussion is Rabbi Menahem Mendel Schneerson, the seventh grand rabbi of the Chabad-Lubavitch hasidic dynasty, who emerged as one of the most charismatic leaders in modern Jewish religious history. The Rebbe’s activities took place against the dynamic background of religious, spiritual and mystical activity in the American landscape of the second half of the 20th century, along with other formidable figures such as the Dalai Lama and movements such as Esalen, the uniquely American New Age center for spiritual healing and growth. For the first time, a distinguished panel of scholars will explore and compare the teachings, actions, and compelling visual representations of these remarkable individuals and movements in a broad American intellectual and cultural framework. Moderated by Shaul Magid, Indiana University with Maya Balakirsky Katz, Touro College; Anne Klein, Rice University; Jeffrey Kripal, Rice University; and Elliot Wolfson, NYU.
tuesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $15 general, $12 CJH members, $8 students
For all reservations and inquiries, please call SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com
Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011
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