On March 8, 2016 the CSRCS held a panel discussion of a new book by Elon’s Dr. Geoffrey D. Claussen. Sharing the Burden: Rabbi Simhah Zissel Ziv and the Path of Musar (SUNY Press 2015) analyzes the rich moral traditions of the 19th-century Musar movement and Simhah Zissel’s ideal of compassionately loving one’s fellow human beings. Panelists include:
Dr. Andrea Dara Cooper, Assistant Professor and Leonard and Tobee Kaplan Fellow in Modern Jewish Thought and Culture, UNC Chapel Hill
Dr. Rebecca Todd Peters, Professor of Religious Studies, Elon University
Dr. Christian Miller, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Character Project, Wake Forest University
Dr. Jeffrey Pugh, Maude Sharpe Powell Professor of Religious Studies, Elon University
Dr. Geoffrey D. Claussen, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Lori and Eric Sklut Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies at Elon offers a response.