Haim Rechnitzer is coming to do a poetry reading

Haim RechnitzerA rabbi, a poet, and a professor walked into a bar--and they were all the same person. The Jewish Studies Program and the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies are pleased to present "New Shibboleth," a poetry reading with rabbi/poet/professor Haim O. Rechnitzer.

Dr. Rechnitzer is an associate professor of modern Jewish thought at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. He earned his doctorate from Hebrew University and his rabbinic ordination from HUC-JIR (Jerusalem). His research is dedicated to themes of political theology, theological trends in Hebrew poetry, Israeli theology, and Jewish education. Collections of his poetry have been published as Songs of the Third Exile (2014) and Shibbolet (Vortex) (2015), both by Carmel Publishing House in Jerusalem. In his poetry, Dr. Rechnitzer explores the manifold manifestations of "exile" and theological themes such as the possibility of communication with the Divine, sacred time, the Land of Israel, the Garden of Eden, and "second naivete."

The poetry reading will be held:

Wednesday, March 1
4:00 p.m.
Bystrom Room, Shriver Center

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Department of Comparative Religion, and the Department of German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures.