Speaking Freely's Series on Religion and Spirituality
Rabbi Simon Jacobson is the author of the book, Toward a Meaningful Life. For many years he worked in close association with the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Rabbi Jacobson is the founder of the Meaningful Life Center.
Dr. Alan Hodder is a professor of comparative religion at Hampshire College. He is a leading authority on the American Transcendentalists and is the author of Thoreau's Ecstatic Witness as well as Emerson's Rhetoric of Revelation. Dr. Hodder holds a Ph.D. in the study of religion from Harvard University.
For over 14 years Rabbi Simon Jacobson, as Editor-in-Chief of VHH, was responsible for publishing the talks of the late Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe. He has been interviewed on over 300 radio and TV shows, including CNN with Larry King, the Charlie Rose Show, and the CBS News Show, “The Best of Us.”
Keelan Dimick is an award winning jazz pianist having taken first place honors at the prestigious Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. He is currently a student at the Manhattan School of Music.