Scholar in Residence

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Scholar-in-Residence Weekend
November 30 - December 2, 2018

Please join us as we welcome
Dr. Kenneth Seeskin
as our Scholar-in-Residence.

Dr. Seeskin will be speaking on Friday evening, Saturday evening, and Sunday morning.
   

We look forward to having him with us and hope you will be able
to join us at one or all of the following events:  

  • Friday, November 30, 7:30 p.m. - Winnetka Community House
    (620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka)
Putting Judaism Under the Microscope: Is Our Religion Really Monotheistic?
Please join us for our Weekly Shabbat Service at which Dr. Seeskin will be our guest speaker. An oneg will follow our service.
   
  • Saturday, December 1, 7:00 p.m. - Home of Lorena & Adam Blonsky
    (1468 Sunnyside Avenue, Highland Park )
Putting Judaism Under the Microscope: Did the Exodus from Egypt Really Succeed?
Join Dr. Seeskin for this lecture and discussion. The program will begin with a short Havdallah service to end Shabbat and will be followed by a potluck dessertPlease bring something sweet or savory to share!
   
  • Sunday, December 2, 10:35 a.m. - Takiff Center
    (999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe)
Putting Judaism Under the Microscope: What Does the Promise of a Messiah Get Us?
Dr. Seeskin will teach our Sunday Morning Adult Study class. All Hakafa adults are invited to attend.
 
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Dr. Kenneth Seeskin is the Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Professor of Jewish Civilization at Northwestern University's Department of Philosophy. With a PhD from Yale University, Dr. Seeskin specializes in Jewish Philosophy, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, and Philosophy of Religion. His work uses classic texts in the history of philosophy to shed light on problems of perennial interest. His latest book is Maimonides on the Origin of the World (Cambridge UP, 2005). Previous books include Autonomy in Jewish Philosophy (Cambridge UP, 2001), Searching for a Distant God: The Legacy of Maimonides (Oxford UP, 2000), Jewish Philosophy in a Secular Age (SUNY Press) and Maimonides: A Guide for Today's Perplexed (Behrman House). Among his published articles are: “Is the Apology of Socrates a Parody?” “Socratic Philosophy and the Dialogue Form,” “Vlastos on Elenchus and Mathematics,” “Maimonides’ Appropriation of Aristotle’s Ethics,” and  “From Maimonides to Spinoza.”  He has won several teaching awards at Northwestern and has edited the Cambridge Companion to Maimonides.