The Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals℠ offers a vision of Orthodox Judaism that is intellectually sound, spiritually compelling, and emotionally satisfying. Based on an unwavering commitment to the Torah tradition and to the Jewish people, it fosters an appreciation of legitimate diversity within Orthodoxy.
A dramatic expansion of our work
We are very pleased to announce that beginning June 1, 2013, Rabbi Hayyim Angel will serve as National Scholar of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals. A remarkable scholar and teacher, Rabbi Hayyim Angel will dramatically increase the programming of our Institute by offering classes, serving as scholar in residence in communities throughout North America, organizing public conferences, conducting seminars for Judaica teachers…and more. Along with his work for our Institute, he will be expanding his teaching at Yeshiva University.
Dr. Howard Wettstein is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. His most recent book is The Significance of Religious Experience, Oxford University Press, 2012. This article appears in issue 16 of Conversations, the journal of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals.
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