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Expert on Hasidism and Jewish Mysticism to Speak at Bowdoin

Story posted April 15, 1999

April 12, 1999, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Arthur Green, a scholar of Hasidism, Jewish mysticism and theology will deliver this year's Spindel lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in Kresge Auditorium in the Visual Arts Center at Bowdoin College. The event is free and open to the public.

In his work Green attempts to bridge the gap between historical and theological studies of Judaism. He will give those in attendance a chance to learn more about the life of Hasidic Jews with his talk "Hasidism: The Life of Piety at Modernity's Door."

Green is a professor of Jewish thought at Brandeis University. He is the author of several books, including "Tormented Master: A life of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav" and "Seek My Face. Speak My Name: A Contemporary Jewish Theology." He has been a visiting Scholar at Hebrew University and a Fulbright Scholar in Israel.

The Spindel Memorial Lecture was established in 1977 by Rosalyn Spindel and Sumner T. Bernstein in honor of Bernstein's father, Harry Spindel, who was devote to Jewish learning.

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