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Sunday, February 14 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
The Kaddish Symphony: Blasphemy or Profound Theology?

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The mourner’s Kaddish (prayer for the deceased) has become one of the defining texts of modern Jewish living, exalted by the secular and religious alike. Yet, as a response to death, it raises profound and difficult theological questions that have been explored in our contemporary world by, amongst others, Leonard Bernstein in his Kaddish symphony. In this interactive session, we will explore the music and text of the Kaddish symphony and how it both challenges and provides an interpretation of this seminal prayer.

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David Bilchitz

University of Johannesburg, University of Johannesburg
David Bilchitz is a Professor of Fundamental Rights Law at the University of Johannesburg and the Director of SAIFAC, a leading research centre of the University in constitutional law. He is also Secretary-General of the International Association of Constitutional Law. He is currently... Read More →

Sunday February 14, 2016 1:45pm - 3:00pm EST