Nehemia Polen

Jun 3, 2022

Stop, Look, Listen

Celebrating Shabbos Through a Spiritual Lens

Koren 2022

The three stages of keeping Sabbath—a full day of uninterrupted practice—is tied to the natural cycle of the sun’s setting, rising, and setting again. In his recent book, Stop, Look, Listen, Nehemia Polen invites readers to move beyond a mere cessation of technology and business, to explore and embrace the beautiful sacred gift of the Sabbath, Shabbos.

Tune in as we speak with Nehemia Polen about his newly released book, Stop, Look, Listen: Celebrating Shabbos Through A Spiritual Lens.

Nehemia Polen is Professor of Jewish Thought at Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts. He received his talmudic education at Ner Israel Rabbinical College, earned a degree in mathematics at Johns Hopkins University (honors), and wrote his doctoral dissertation at Boston University under the direction of Elie Wiesel. Dr. Polen teaches and publishes on Tanakh, especially Vayikra/Leviticus, as well as early Rabbinic literature. His other works include The Holy Fire and The Rebbe’s Daughter, which won a National Jewish Book Award. Together with his wife, Lauri, he lives in the Boston area and has often been invited to teach in Jerusalem.

Michael Morales is Professor of Biblical Studies at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and the author of The Tabernacle Pre-Figured: Cosmic Mountain Ideology in Genesis and Exodus (Peeters, 2012), Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord?: A Biblical Theology of Leviticus (IVP Academic, 2015), and Exodus Old and New: A Biblical Theology of Redemption (IVP Academic, 2020). He can be reached at mmorales@gpts.edu.

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Michael Morales is Professor of Biblical Studies at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and the author of The Tabernacle Pre-Figured: Cosmic Mountain Ideology in Genesis and Exodus (Peeters, 2012), Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord?: A Biblical Theology of Leviticus (IVP Academic, 2015), and Exodus Old and New: A Biblical Theology of Redemption (IVP Academic, 2020). He can be reached at mmorales@gpts.edu

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