Jan 21, 2010
Speaker: Professor Naftali Rothenberg,
Senior Research Fellow and Jewish Culture and Identity chair at
the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute; Rabbi of Har Adar,
Location: Sixth & I Historic Synagogue; Washington, DC
Most people are familiar with two possible approaches to love: the puritanical, which they ascribe to religion, Scripture and “spirituality;” and the permissive, which they generally consider to be materialistic and anti-spiritual. According to the rabbis, love exists within the harmony of spirit and matter, mind and body. The Jewish sources promote just such a relationship between man and woman - on the cognitive-intellectual, spiritual-emotional and physical planes.
Cosponsored by Sixth & I Historic Synagogue