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Darshan, NYC, 2 Feb 2012

DarshanDarshan Jazz Rabbi's Invitational

Thursday, Feb 2 at 08:30 PM
7:30 PM Lecture with Rabbi Menachem Leibtag
8:30 PM Darshan Concert
Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003

Darshan is astral rap, liturgical jazz, audio alchemy. Harmonizing Hebrew chant with hiphop, folk rock with electro-pop, love poetry with kabbalistic psychology, Darshan is a unique and organic weave of world wisdom traditions and modern musical styles.
Shir Yaakov is a Master of Melody who has given birth to hauntingly beautiful liturgical chants, used in havurot and synagogues around the world.

Eprhyme is a Radical Jewish Rennaissance Rapper.

Together, as Darshan, these two combine and connect to create something that is altogether new, and at the same time ancient. Deep and probing rhymes blend with evocative and uplifting melodies in "an uncompromising blend of urban forms and neo-Hasidic spirituality." — The Forward.

admission: $10 at the door

The concert will be preceded by a guest lecture on "Torah and Creativity" by Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, an internationally acclaimed bible scholar and pioneer of Jewish Education on the internet, is well known in the Jewish community for his essays on the weekly Bible portion. His vibrant thematic-analytical approach blends the methods of modern academic scholarship with traditional Jewish approaches to the Biblical text. He is best known for his ability to teach students how to study rather than simply read Biblical passages. As his essays focus on meta-themes in the Bible, his readership has expanded to students of the Bible from all religions and walks of life.

In Israel, Rabbi Leibtag teaches at Yeshivat Har Etzion, Yeshivat Shaalavim, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and at Yeshiva University's Gruss Center.

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