The concept of “breirah” – do we accept a notion of predestination? Defending the rights of persons – in theory and in practice – the difference between a talmudic dictum and an episode in the study hall.
David Greenstein serves as rabbi of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Montclair, NJ. David is the author of Roads to Utopia: The Walking Stories of the Zohar (Stanford University Press, 2014). He is looking forward to teaching again this summer (2015) at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem and at Neve Schchter in Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv.