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.
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