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Friday, May 11, 2007

The Velveteen Rabbi

The Velveteen Rabbi wrote a nice account of my recent talk at the URJ on dreams.
She begins:

After services there were a series of study luncheons; I went to Dream Interpretation from Genesis through the Rabbis, a talk by Rodger Kamenetz (author of eight books, among them my perennial favorite The Jew in the Lotus). I didn't have my computer with me, so I wasn't able to transcribe it, but I jotted a few notes down on paper. It's simplistic, he said, to assert that Judaism is purely a religion of the word; instead, "Judaism is a religion of the struggle between the word and the image, between the interpretation and the dream."

The question at the heart of his talk -- and at the heart of his next book, due next year -- is "what happened to the revelation dream?"

You can read the rest here: http://velveteenrabbi.blogs.com/blog/2005/11/urjbiennial_sha_1.html


3 comments:

Anya said...

hi dad ! nice blog...

Rachel said...

Thanks for the kind words! I'm glad that you liked my write-up, and that I was able to capture a little bit of what you were talking about...

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