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Titled “poet of shame and guilt” by a recent biographer, Franz Kafka’s early twentieth-century writings have challenged generations of readers worldwide. Inspired in part by his early infatuation with his Jewish background, his haunting and opaque tales continued to be studied as statements of the modern condition.
Mon, November 28, 20167:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Touro College, Lander College of Arts and Sciences – Ave. J
Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto and the Sabbatean Legacy
Part II of Spiritual Leadership in Times of Controversy
A brilliant Rabbinic scholar and kabbalist, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (1707-1746) was hounded by critics who claimed his thought was influenced by the 17th century false messiah Shabbetai Tsvi. New archival research sheds light on this bitter controversy.
Henry Abramson serves as Dean of the mighty Avenue J campus of Touro College. A specialist in Jewish history and thought, he is the author of several works, most recently Torah from the Years of Wrath 1939-1943: The Historical Context of the Aish Kodesh. His online lectures in Jewish history are available at henryabramson.com.
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