1 hr 4 min

Simi Peters: Building New Faith Foundations [Rationality 4/5‪]‬ 18Forty Podcast

    • Judaism

In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Simi Peters - author and teacher - about Jewish faith and postmodernism.

Simi is a scholar who is well-versed in both postmodern and Jewish thought. She has attempted to synthesize the two, grounding Jewish faith in postmodernism. While postmodernism calls into question the very ideas of truth and proof, she still believes that Judaism can be given a postmodern, rational grounding.

- What is postmodernism, and what implications does it have for rationality?
- How can one ground their faith in a postmodern world view?
- Where does the education system go right, and where does it go wrong, in attempting to ground its students’ faith?

Tune in to hear a conversation about Judaism and postmodernism.

For more, visit https://18forty.org/rational/.

References:
David Foster Wallace - The Problem with Irony by Will Schoder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2doZROwdte4
The Most Human Human by Brian Christian
https://www.amazon.com/Most-Human-Talking-Computers-Teaches-ebook/dp/B004FEG2S6
The Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs
https://www.amazon.com/Year-Living-Biblically-Literally-Possible/dp/0743291484
Learning to Read Midrash by Simi Peters
https://www.amazon.com/Learning-Read-Midrash-Simi-Peters/dp/9657108578
The Road Back by Mayer Schiller
https://www.amazon.com/Road-Back-Discovery-Judaism/dp/0873062647

Simi is the author of Learning to Read Midrash (2004) and has been a teacher at Nishmat for over 25 years. Simi has dedicated her life to adult Jewish education and teacher education, specializing in Tanach, Midrash, and Biblical commentary. Simi holds a master’s degree in linguistics from the Graduate Center of CUNY and currently teaches at Matan’s Bellows-Eshkolot Educator’s Program.

In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Simi Peters - author and teacher - about Jewish faith and postmodernism.

Simi is a scholar who is well-versed in both postmodern and Jewish thought. She has attempted to synthesize the two, grounding Jewish faith in postmodernism. While postmodernism calls into question the very ideas of truth and proof, she still believes that Judaism can be given a postmodern, rational grounding.

- What is postmodernism, and what implications does it have for rationality?
- How can one ground their faith in a postmodern world view?
- Where does the education system go right, and where does it go wrong, in attempting to ground its students’ faith?

Tune in to hear a conversation about Judaism and postmodernism.

For more, visit https://18forty.org/rational/.

References:
David Foster Wallace - The Problem with Irony by Will Schoder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2doZROwdte4
The Most Human Human by Brian Christian
https://www.amazon.com/Most-Human-Talking-Computers-Teaches-ebook/dp/B004FEG2S6
The Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs
https://www.amazon.com/Year-Living-Biblically-Literally-Possible/dp/0743291484
Learning to Read Midrash by Simi Peters
https://www.amazon.com/Learning-Read-Midrash-Simi-Peters/dp/9657108578
The Road Back by Mayer Schiller
https://www.amazon.com/Road-Back-Discovery-Judaism/dp/0873062647

Simi is the author of Learning to Read Midrash (2004) and has been a teacher at Nishmat for over 25 years. Simi has dedicated her life to adult Jewish education and teacher education, specializing in Tanach, Midrash, and Biblical commentary. Simi holds a master’s degree in linguistics from the Graduate Center of CUNY and currently teaches at Matan’s Bellows-Eshkolot Educator’s Program.

1 hr 4 min