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June 17, 2024 Virtual Early Morning Adult Learning: “Every Day Miracles” with Rabbi Nehemia Polen

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How the Bible, Talmud, Kabbalah, and Hasidism open our eyes to the wondrous nature of the cosmos and our role within it.

Please join us for Hebrew College Virtual Early Morning Drop-In Study with Rabbi Nehemia Polen, PhD, Hebrew College Professor of Jewish Thought. Generously sponsored by Susan Miron.

When: 7:30 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2024
What: 30-minute talk followed by Q&A
Where: Zoom
Cost: Free
Instructor: Rabbi Nehemia Polen, PhD

A miracle need not be as dramatic as the splitting of the Sea of Reeds in the book of Exodus to reveal the hidden grace and beauty that surround us.  The practice of blessing is but one way Judaism attempts to break routine, reverse expectations, and remind us that every word spoken in friendship and kindness, every smile, every breathtaking vista, is precious and holy.  If we look and listen, the hints of transcendence and the whispers of sacredness are always available to sustain and inspire us.

Rabbi Nehemia Polen, PhD

Nehemia Polen is a leading expert in Hasidism and Jewish thought. A widely published author, his books include The Holy Fire: The Teachings of Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, the Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto; a translation of Malkah Shapiro’s The Rebbe’s Daughter: Memoir of a Hasidic Childhood, a project that originated in Polen’s research as a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow and recipient of a National Jewish Book Award; Filling Words With Light: Hasidic and Mystical Reflections on Jewish Prayer; and From Tiberias, With Love: A Collection of Tiberian Hasidism, Volume I: Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk. His most recent book, Stop, Look, Listen: Celebrating Shabbos Through a Spiritual Lens (Maggid 2022), was named a finalist for the 72nd Jewish Book Council’s Myra H. Kraft memorial Award for Contemporary Jewish Life & Practice. In 2024, he received Hadar’s Ateret Tzvi essay award second prize.