Scholar-in-Residence 2017: Shaul Magid

Scholar-in-Residence Professor Shaul Magid led four masterful sessions over the weekend of February 3-5. He reflected the life and work of a prophet, as embodied by Moses; and on Abraham Lincoln as a man of faith who viewed prophecy as expressed through the will of the people. Magid’s d’var Torah and later shabbat discussion further explored themes of Moses and Pharaoh, transitioning to how they can inform the concerns of modern Israel. On Sunday morning, using as his platform the complicated life of Rabbi Menachem Froman of Tekoa, Magid explored the idea of Rav Kook that faith, when it exceeds its limits, becomes destructive. These discussions ranged deeply and widely, enriching our discourse in ways that were both timeless and of the moment.