Learning for its own sake

Rabbi Joe Klein was ordained from the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion with a Master of Hebrew Letters, and served as rabbi at Mizpah Congregation in Chattanooga TN and United Hebrew Congregation in Terre Haute IN, before coming to Temple Emanu-El in Oak Park, MI. He became Rabbi Emeritus at Temple Emanu-El in 2013.

Rabbi Klein currently teaches in the Religious Studies Dept. of Oakland University and in the metro-Detroit Jewish community. While in Indiana and Tennessee he was Adjunct Faculty in Humanities at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Indiana State University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, teaching courses on Genesis, Hebrew Scripture, First Century History, New Testament, and Introduction to Judaism.

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“...If we understand "Torah" as the response of our people to a heightened experience of God... then it seems foolish to argue whether the Torah is divine or human. Torah is inseparably both human and divine. Just as each eye will see a flame in a slightly different way, so too the light of God requires active human participation in order to be seen at all....”

from D’var Torah: Shavuot

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