Geoffrey Dennis

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Gender Male
Industry Religion
Occupation Rabbi
Location Texas, United States
Introduction Geoff Dennis is rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami and teaches Kabbalah and Rabbinic Literature in the Jewish Studies Program at the University of North Texas. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic, and Mysticism, a 2007 National Book Award finalist, and recipient of an Honorable Mention for the 2007 Jewish Library Council Book Award. He has written numerous articles. The most recent, "Purity and Transformation:The Mimetic Performance of Scriptural Texts in the Ritual of Taharah," is in the Journal of Ritual Studies 26 (1), 2012.
Interests Movies, Mythology, History, Home Improvement, Blacksmithing, Books, New Mexico, Israel, Spirituality, Mysticism, Food
Favorite Movies Glory, Casablanca, The Incredibles, Ghostbusters, The Man Who Would be King, Zulu, Jacob's Ladder, Master and Commander, Pulp Fiction, A Touch of Evil, Adaptation, The Day the Earth Stood Still (original), Bladerunner, Get Shorty, Dark Star, Harold and Maude, Blazing Saddles, The Chosen
Favorite Books TaNaKH, Lord of the Rings, Accidental Journy, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Shakespeare's plays, Beowulf, The Dance of Genghis Cohen, Their Eyes Were Turned to God, Killer Angels, God in Search of Man, Lamb, The Essence of Judaism, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, The Prophets, Hornblower Series, Blood Meridian