F605 Winter 2019 What Is? Rethinking Everything We Know about Our Universe
Thursdays, 11:50–1:15, Jan. 24–Feb. 14
Instructor: Mendel Deitsch
Imagine that you were able to rethink everything you knew about the universe, the laws of nature, your own consciousness, and the very idea of existence and reality. Imagine the new insights you will gain, the fresh perspective with which you will embark on the journey of life each morning. “What Is?” does exactly that. Drawing on the wisdom of Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.
Rabbi Mendel Deitsch grew up in Fairfax, VA, and studied at rabbinical seminaries in France, Brooklyn, Israel, and Canada. He and his wife, Raizel, currently run Chabad at George Mason University, providing support and educational opportunities to the Jewish students of Mason. Deitsch also serves as the youth and educational director at Chabad of Northern Virginia.