Monday, January 23, 2017

The Kaddish, the Allegory of the Cave, and the Golden Calf: Meditations on Education and the Encounter with God

Geoffrey Claussen, “The Kaddish, the Allegory of the Cave, and the Golden Calf: Meditations on Education and the Encounter with God,” in Kaddish, ed. David Birnbaum and Martin S. Cohen (New York: New Paradigm Matrix Publishing, 2016), 307-336.
Abstract: Grounded in the idea that God is a moral ideal that invites our continual reflection and growth, and drawing on the biblical narrative of the golden calf and the Platonic allegory of the cave, this essay considers how the words of the Kaddish may help Jews encounter God through the activity of study.

The full paper is here.