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Saturday, February 14 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Meditating on Language

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We will look at texts from the Jewish tradition (Kabbalah, Hasidut, Buber, Rosenzweig), and Western philosophical tradition (Plato, Aristotle, Heidegger) on the meaning and power of language. Is language simply a tool for expression or is language somehow synonymous with the world itself? We will also explore different techniques for arriving at God-consciousness through our relationship to language in all of its registers (sound, tone, volume, shape, rhythm, pace, and meaning).

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Zohar Atkins

Zohar Atkins is a first-year rabbinical school student at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He holds an AB in Classics and Judaic Studies and an AM in History from Brown. He recently completed his doctorate in theology at Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, where he wrote on Heidegger and the relationship between ontology and ethics. Zohar is also a published poet and teacher of poetry. He hopes to integrate the virtues of scholarship and love through... Read More →


Saturday February 14, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Glenbrook

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