Swimming against the Current : Reimagining Jewish Tradition in the Twenty-First Century. Essays in Honor of Chaim Seidler-Feller
Swimming against the Current comprises a collection of essays celebrating the career and achievements of Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, who served as Executive Director of Hillel at UCLA for forty years and continues to be an influential leader in the Los Angeles and wider American Jewish community.
These articles, like the honoree, challenge intellectual convention and accepted wisdom by breaking new ground in how they approach their subjects.
They are divided into four categories that hold special interest for Seidler-Feller: Bible and Talmud, Jewish Thought and Theology, Modern Jewish History and Sociology, and Zionism and Jewish Politics.
The volume also includes a sketch of Seidler-Feller's life and work, a bibliography of his publications, and tributes by students and colleagues.