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PopUp Exhibition | Rabbi Yoel Kahn on External and Internal Censorship in Jewish Prayer

Nov 18, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Rabbi Yoel Kahn is the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth El in Berkeley. Kahn was ordained at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in 1985. He received his doctorate through the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California, in 1999. Join Rabbi Kahn as he presents about the rare prayer books in The Magnes Collection.. Rabbi Kahn’s focus will be on the censorship tests that these holy books had to pass in order to be published.

About the PopUp Exhibition Series

Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one object at the time, these “flash” exhibitions include the opportunity to view the art and artifacts discussed intimately and up close.

Bring your own lunch, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and take part in an exciting learning program, free and open to the public. Close-up view of collections included.

The Magnes Auditorium
2121 Allston Way, Wednesdays Noon-1 pm
Presentation begins promptly at 12:15 pm

October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 18; December 2, 9

No lecture on November 11th (Veteran’s Day) and November 28th (Thanksgiving).

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Nov 18, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The Magnes Collection of Jewish Life and Art
2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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