Noted scholar Rabbi Chaim Eisen to speak at Bais Abe, Young Israel

Rabbi Chaim Eisen will be visiting St. Louis Nov. 5-9. He is a senior lecturer at the Seymour J. Abrams OU Jerusalem World Center (formerly the OU-NCSY Jerusalem Center). He has taught in Israeli yeshivot for nearly 30 years. Rabbi Eisen also serves as a religious (Torah) lecturer in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Rabbinate Torah Lecture Corps (Reserves, retired) and is the founding editor of the OU journal, Jewish Thought: A Journal of Torah Scholarship. He is a preeminent expert in classical Jewish philosophy and has taught in various Israeli rabbinical academies for nearly 30 years.

Rabbi Eisen will speak at the following local events:

• Lunch ‘n Learn at Bais Abraham, 6910 Delmar Boulevard, for Shabbat lunch, Nov. 6. His lecture is titled “On Heresies, Red Lines, and ‘Cherem!’: Who Decides the Acceptable Limits of Mainstream? What Lies Out-of-bounds?” Call Bais Abe at 314-721-3030 for more information.

• Parshat Hashavuah shiur at Young Israel at 4:30 p.m., Nov. 6. Rabbi Eisen will speak on “Ya’akov’s Deceit: Does the Torah Determine What Morality Is or Do We?” For more information, call YI at 314-727-1880.

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•  Community-wide shiur co-sponsored by the Young Israel and the Maimonides Society of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Rabbi Eisen will speak on “Rabbinic ‘Science’ versus Science as We Know It: Can We Reconcile Them?” The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call YI at 314-727-1880.