Sholem Aleichem, Agnon!
Join R. Jeffrey Saks for a 3-part series exploring connections between Jewish literature’s greatest Yiddish author and its greatest Hebrew author. What do Sholem Aleichem and S.Y. Agnon have to say about Judaism’s transition into modernity, the condition of faith, the plight of poverty, and so much more? What do these great authors, and Tevya the Dairyman and Reb Yudel Hasid, have to say to each other – and to us?
Rabbi Jeffrey Saks is the founding director of ATID – The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education, in Jerusalem, and its WebYeshiva.org program. He is the Editor of the journal Tradition, Series Editor of The S.Y. Agnon Library at The Toby Press, and Director of Research at the Agnon House in Jerusalem. A three-time graduate of Yeshiva University (BA, MA, Semicha), Rabbi Saks has published widely on Jewish thought, education, and literature (see www.webyeshiva.org/rabbisaks).