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Celebrate the Publication of
"Maps and Meaning:
Levitical Models for Contemporary Care"
Join authors Nancy H. Wiener, Director of the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling, and Jo Hirschmann, CPE Coordinator, in conversation with Adriane Leveen, Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible, about what the book of Leviticus teaches us about contemporary pastoral care.
November 2014
6:00 pm; Reception to follow
Hebrew Union College –
Jewish Institute of Religion
One West Fourth Street
New York, NY 10012
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What people are saying:
"Here is a book that is fresh, ambitious, and inviting about the book of Leviticus...of all things! Wiener and Hirschmann bring to this study their competence in neuroscience discussing human 'wiring' as reflective of being in or out, pure or impure, near or far; they make their case with a pastoral sensibility that focuses on the lives of real people, and they discern a genuine pastoral ministry in the tradition of Leviticus. They suggest the ways in which Leviticus is designed and functions that fit none of our caricatures of this material. Attention will be well invested in this imaginative study."
–Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary
"Rabbis Wiener and Hirschmann bring new vitality to Leviticus. They understand the ways ritual space shape human consciousness, and they appreciate how being outside the camp lives in dynamic—even healing—relationship with being inside the camp. With deep insight, they have revalued the margins making them part of the sacred center, creating more space inside the fold for all who have been marginalized."
–Mychal Springer, The Jewish Theological Seminary