Rabbi David Wirtschafter, of the Ames Jewish Congregation in Iowa, will discuss “The Radical Notion of Rest: Reflections on the Meaning of the Sabbath” 12 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Anderson Student Center’s Woulfe Alumni Hall North at the University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul.
Wirtschafter will explore the meaning of the Sabbath and “how the digital age raises new challenges for the distinction between the work place and home, labor and rest.”
The lecture is sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning and is free and open to the public. A free buffet lunch will be provided.
During the current academic year, Wirtschafter is rabbi-in-residence with the Jay Phillips Center, a joint enterprise of the University of St. Thomas and St. John’s University, Collegeville, serving as guest professor in classes at both universities. He also hosts Sabbath meals for students and leads trips for them to synagogues in the Twin Cities area.