Jewish Crises and Counter-Theologies: Jay Michaelson In Conversation With Noah Feldman

at The Vilna Shul
18 Phillips Street
Boston, MA
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Jewish Crises and Counter-Theologies

Jay Michaelson In Conversation With Noah Feldman

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: The Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips St. Boston MA 02114
Tickets: $18.00

Join us for a stimulating conversation between two Jewish public intellectuals celebrating the publication of The Secret That is Not a Secret by Rabbi Dr. Jay Michaelson, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, as well as the imminent publication of Professor Noah Feldman’s expansive new work of Jewish philosophical theology, To Be a Jew Today.

Dr. Michaelson’s first book of fiction, The Secret That is Not a Secret, invites readers into a world infused with heretical mysticism, queer eros, and magic, as its characters push against the boundaries of normative Judaism — boundaries that are also investigated in Professor Feldman’s upcoming work.

How do Jewish imagination, theology, and normativity function today, when inherited conceptions of Jewish identity and meaning are challenged from without and within? What is the place of theological poetic imagination in a time of crisis? We invite you to a free-ranging conversation between two longtime friends who find themselves at surprising new intersections.

Booksales of The Secret That is Not a Secret will be available onsite at The Vilna. To Be a Jew Today will be released on March 5, 2024.

Brought to you in partnership with the Public Fellows program of American Jewish University.