"The Face of the Child and the Weeping God:
The Holocaust Theology of Rabbi Kalonymus Shapira"
Dr. Nehemia Polen
Monday, October 22, 2001 at 7 pm
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West 4th Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street)
free and open to the public
Dr. Nehmia Polen is Associate Professor of Jewish Thought at Boston's
Hebrew College. He is the author of The Holy Fire: The Teachings of
Rabbi Kalonymus Shapira, the Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto, as well as
many academic and popular articles on Hasidism and Jewish spirituality.
He received his PhD. From Boston University. Dr. Polen has been the Daniel
Jeremy Silver Fellow at Harvard University and also a Visiting Scholar
at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In 1998 and 1999 he was a National
Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, working on the writings of Malkah
Shapiro (1894-1971), the daughter of a noted Hasidic master. The book,
The Rebbe's Daughter, is scheduled for publication in March, 2002.
The Dr. Samuel Atlas Memorial Lecture is made possible through the
generosity of the Dr. Bernard Heller Foundation. We are grateful to the
trustees of the foundation, Mrs. Ruth O. Freedlander, Mrs. Beatrice Weidman,
and Carole L. Weidman, Esq.
For more information, please call 212.824.2293.