Michael Walzer, Political Philosopher, explains what shaped the men’s intellects. “One of the most striking things about them and what distinguishes them from their academic peers and from some of their successors, both left and right, is their way of thinking about the world. They wouldn’t begin to analyze, say, the most recent strike in Detroit without starting with the division of labor in Ancient Babylonia. These men grew up absorbing historical context at their kitchen tables.”
On January 23, Rabbi Barry Cytron, Adath Jeshurun Senior Scholar and Jewish Chaplain at Macalester College, will lead a fascinating discussion using a clip from the documentary and discussing what these men’s intellectual journeys say about us as Jews.
His discussion will be part of Adath’s Sampler of Jewish Culture which will feature fifteen different courses. Attendees can learn about Aging Wisely or Living Mindfully. There will be sessions on Yoga & Kabbalah and a class on Comics and Jews, and much more.
The evening begins at 6:30 and concludes at 10 PM with refreshments. Early bird registration, by January 21 is $14 or $18 at the door. Click HERE for complete class descriptions and to sign-up.