March 24, 2008

Potential Scholar-In-Residence

My shul will soon start making a list of potential scholar-in-residence speakers. The rabbi there told me that if I want, I can help out with some ideas of my own as to who to bring. Personally, I am interested in the the more academic speakers. They are usually much more fascinating then your typical "feel-good-emunah" speaker that comes every once in a while. Anyhoo, I would love to know if any of you have any interesting ideas as for who we can invite.

If you can, please provide some info as to who this person is (i.e. books written, positions held, location etc.) . It could also be a woman. Actually, the women speakers that the shul has brought tend to be more interesting :)