Are Beauty and Pleasure Jewish Ideas or Evils?Jan - Mar 2014
From the LSJS website:
It’s often said that Judaism is interested in action rather than form, but is that really true? What do Jewish sources really have to say about beauty, visual and physical pleasure and the wonders of art? In this innovative course, Rabbi Belovski will explore classic texts and contemporary Jewish writings on aesthetics and form. As well as major themes, we will look specifically at Jewish approaches to art, music, poetry, language, food, aroma, and, of course, the pleasures of wine and sex.
Session 1: Pleasure and Aesthetics in Traditional Jewish Sources
Session 4: Literature and Poetry