For more than four decades, Bernard-Henri Lévy has been one of the world’s great moral voices, championing causes from Bosnia to Africa’s forgotten wars, from Libya to the Kurdish Peshmerga’s fight against the Islamic State. In his insightful new book The Genius of Judaism, the philosopher and activist confronts the religion that has inspired and shaped him, presenting his breathtaking understanding of what it means to be a Jew. Lévy puts an obligation to the other, to the dispossessed and to the forgotten at the heart of the matter, arguing that the spirit of Judaism must continue to inform our moral thinking and courage today.
Books will be available for purchase and signing
Co-presented with the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies in cooperation with the UCSB Department of Religious Studies, Congregation B’nai B’rith, the Jewish Federation of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Hillel