Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Global Day ON AIR Presents: Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

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Beauty and the Rabbis

Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan – senior educator at Lehrhaus Judaica in Berkeley, CA – leads a lively discussion about Hiddur Mitzvah – beautifying a mitzvah. What is it to beautify a devotional act? How does one do it? What does that mean for our understanding of the value of beauty?

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Peretz Wolf-Prusan is the Senior Educator of Lehrhaus Judaica. From 1975 to 1985 he was actively involved in informal education (UAHC Camp Swig) and in the creation of Jewish scribal art (ketubbot and posters). From 1985 to 1990 he attended the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, receiving his MAHL and Rabbinic Ordination. From 1990 to 2010 he served Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco as Rabbi and Educator, and in 2002, he was awarded the Covenant Award as “An Exceptional Jewish Educator who has had a significant impact on others, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the transmission of Jewish knowledge, values, and identity.” At Lehrhaus since 2010, he is engaged in community education for the Bay Area, focusing on conferences, retreats, tours, the Bay Area Community Talmud Circle, and Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle.