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[SF] Dov Elbaum on the Secular Renaissance in Israel

Thursday 27 March 2014, 07:00pm - 09:00pm
Into the Fullness of the Void:
A Spiritual Autobiography of the Secular Renaissance in Israel
A presentation by Dov Elbaum
One of Israel’s leading cultural figures, Dov Elbaum was born into an ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem family in 1970 and grew up immersed in the cloistered yeshiva studies and lifestyle of that community. During his army service he dramatically broke with the ultra-Orthodox world and set out into secular Israeli society. In his newly translated book, Into the Fullness of the Void, Elbaum seeks to understand what compelled his decision and to grasp its consequences. 
Dov Elbaum is a journalist, television host, and lecturer on Jewish philosophy. He recently served as editor-in-chief of Yediot Publishing, and currently hosts the popular Israeli TV show Mekablim Shabbat. He is a lead educator at NIF grantee, BINA Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture, and is one of the founders of BINA's Secular Yeshiva.
Presented by the Jewish Community Library in partnership with NIF.
Location : Jewish Community Library- 1835 Ellis Street in San Francisco
This event is FREE and all are welcome.