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Sunday, November 6 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Text Study – Choose Your Own Civilizational Adventure 

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Biblical:   Who Knew God's Name?  Biblical Revelations of the Divine Name, T. Kamionkowski

Rabbinic: Election Politics and the Ancient Rabbis, M. Wasserman

Medieval: Secrecy & Non-Transparency in Medieval Philosophy, Exegesis, & Kabbalah, J. Hecker

Modern: Mordecai Kaplan on the Ideal of Freedom, W. Plevan

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Amanda Mbuvi, Ph.D.

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Amanda Beckenstein Mbuvi, Ph.D., is a scholar of Hebrew Bible, author and teacher with a wellspring of academic, administrative and nonprofit leadership experience. As vice president for academic affairs, Mbuvi oversees the academic program and a curriculum that combines rigorous... Read More →

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Tamar Kamionkowski, Ph.D.

Professor of Biblical Studies
Tamar Kamionkowski joined RRC’s faculty in 1997. Her lifelong passion has been bridging the worlds of biblical scholarship and contemporary Jewish life. She encourages her students to develop a life-long relationship with biblical texts and to read text through many lenses. Kamionkowski... Read More →
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Rabbi Mira Wasserman, Ph.D. (HUC '98)

Director of Center for Jewish Ethics, Assistant Professor of Rabbinic Literature, RRC
Mira Beth Wasserman’s work as a rabbi and scholar bridges Talmud study, community building and the pursuit of social justice.  In the classroom, she explores the history and cultures of diverse ancient Jewish communities while fusing immersion in classical text with new critical... Read More →
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Joel Hecker, Ph.D.

Professor of Jewish Mysticism
Joel Hecker, Ph.D., serves as Professor of Jewish Mysticism, and is among today’s most prominent scholars of kabbalah. He is the author of Volume 11 and Volume 12 of The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, the first complete annotated translation of the Zohar, the central and canonical text of Jewish mysticism. (Volume 11 won the 2017 Canadian Jewish Literary Award in the category of Scholarship.) Though written largely in late 13th century Castile, the Zohar has exerted outsized... Read More →
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William Plevan, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Thought
Rabbi Dr. William Pleven is Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Thought at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. He holds rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a doctorate in Religion from Princeton University where he wrote his dissertation on... Read More →

Sunday November 6, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST