Dr. Ruth Calderon, former Knesset member, will deliver The Schechter Institute’s seventh annual Pirkei Avot lecture in memory of Dr. Aubey Rotenberg z”l on November 2, 2020, at 20:00 (Israel time), in Hebrew on Zoom.
Her topic, “The Day is Short and the Task is Great: three readings about the essence of motivation in Pirkei Avot” will analyze two passages from the Mishna, Pirkei Avot, with commentaries based on three fields of interpretation: the literal, the metaphorical according to Freud’s theory of personality structure, and from the Talmudic perspective.
Dr. Aubey Rotenberg z”l (1925-2013), a physicist and computer scientist, was an active member of the Jewish community in Teaneck, NJ, where he served for many years on the scholarship committee of the Solomon Schechter Day School and as Gabbai Sheni at Beth Shalom synagogue.
He used to study Pirkei Avot every Shabbat with his father, a tradition he continued with his children. After he passed away, his children endowed in his memory an annual MA scholarship at the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem and an annual lecture about Pirkei Avot.
*Please note this event will be held in Hebrew.
Opening Remarks and remarks in memory of Dr. Aubey Rotenberg, by Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin, President of the Schechter Institutes
Main Lecture: The Day is Short and the Task is Great: three readings about the essence of motivation in Pirkei Avot, by Dr. Ruth Calderon
Questions and discussion