Rabbi David Nesson To Spotlight ‘Rebel With A Cause’

Rabbi David Nesson To Spotlight ‘Rebel With A Cause’

Rabbi David Nesson, spiritual leader of Morristown Jewish Center–Beit Yisrael, plans to present a lively three-part series, titled “Rebel with a Cause: The Life, Times and Philosophy of the Excommunicated Heretic Baruch Spinoza—the Man Who Changed Everything.”
Nesson’s series, sponsored by National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section, is free and open to the public. The series will take place at noon on Tuesdays, March 6 and 13; and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at the Morris County Library, in Whippany.
 
Says Nesson, “In this series we will take a telescopic look at Spinoza’s life and what influenced his philosophy, as well as a microscopic look at some of his most important writings, including selections from “Tractatus Theologico: Politicus and Ethics.” We will see how his philosophy impacted the history and practice of religious life ever since.”
 
A renowned speaker and community leader, Nesson serves on the Advisory Board of Directors of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.  He was a founder and first chair of the MetroWest Rabbinic Cabinet and serves on the Religious Pluralism Committee. He served on the Board of the Hebrew Academy of Morris County (now the Gottesman Academy)  as well as the Rabbinic Council of the Golda Och Academy.
 
Preregistration is required for Nesson’s series. To preregister, email Melanie Levitan at melanielevitan@gmail.com.

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