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Judaism Disrupted: A Spiritual Manifesto for the 21st Century: Book Talk with Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld will talk about his new book which envisions a new Judaism for the contemporary moment. Rabbi David Ellenson, Chancellor Emeritus of Hebrew Union College-JIR will interview Rabbi Strassfeld followed by a Q & A. Refreshments and book signing following the program
“Rabbi Strassfeld calls for a seismic shift in Jewish practice in this thought-provoking treatise. Mining his own spiritual evolution, Strassfeld outlines the 11 principles this form of Judaism is based on, each based in the Jewish value of freedom. Among them are the “freedom of awareness,” which links the concept of kavanah (intention) with 21st-century ideas of mindfulness, and the “freedom of social justice,” which encourages working for the benefit of others, especially the most vulnerable. Strassfeld’s vision of Judaism is compassionate and flexible, and he’s frank about the challenges the religion faces without resorting to apocalyptic prognostications about its survival. Those looking to revitalize their Jewish identity should pick this up.” Publisher’s Weekly