Mussar in the climate of Conservative Judaism and the teaching of Emmanuel Levinas

Rabbi Ira F. Stone

Ira Stone received his education at Queens College, the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, and the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was ordained a Rabbi in 1979.

He has served congregations in Seattle, Washington and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he has been the spiritual leader at Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel since 1988. You can read some of his sermons on mussar.

Rabbi Stone is a visiting lecturer in Jewish Philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He has taught and lectured widely on Talmud and the world of Emmanuel Levinas.

He is the author of Reading Levinas/Reading Talmud (JPS, 1998), Seeking the Path of Life: Theological Meditations on the Nature of God, Life, Love and Death (Jewish Lights, 1993) and Sketches for a Book of Psalms (Xlibris, 2000) as well as well as numberous articles in various journals of Jewish thought.

Philadelphia Mussar Institute
Beth Zion Beth Israel
300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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