Radical Readings Lecture Series

Radical Readings Lecture Series2019-01-24T13:56:27-08:00

Peretz is now into the second year of our wildly successful Radical Readings series, which has been profiled in the Langara Voice and on Spice Radio. This series takes a radical look at traditional Jewish texts from the areas of Tanakh, Talmud, Halacha, and Hasidic Thought to see how they can surprise or enrich us today.

Coming Up


Feb 14:  Heretical Hasids: Socialists, Anarchists, and Other Surprising Jewish Mystics


Did you know one of the greatest Kabbalists of the 20th century was a socialist who hoped for the abolition of all nationalisms? That some 19th century Hasids were anarchists? What about that some denied human free will or embraced Marx and Darwin?


Join us for a tour of the suppressed history of Hasids with unusual opinions.


Matthew Gindin is a  journalist and educator who has taught on Jewish culture for more than a decade. 

Tickets $20

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Previous Lectures:


The Hebrew Bible As Political Blueprint

Infinite Fruit: Reading The Talmud With Emanuel Levinas

Judaism and Sex: Gender and Sexuality in Jewish Thought

Nonviolent Speech in Jewish Thought

A Jewish Introduction to the Quran

Jesus The Jew

The “Stranger” in Jewish Thought

The Talmud and The City

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