Three opportunities to study and learn with Dr. Kamionkowski:
• 2/28 Erev Shabbat Services, 7:30 PM. Megillat Esther: An Ancient Experience of Diaspora. Comparing Megillat Esther with other biblical “diaspora” texts to discover the variety of responses that our ancestors promoted to life outside the Land of Israel.
• 2/29 Shabbat morning services, 10:00 AM. New Directions in Biblical Studies: The Influence of the Persians on the Construction of Torah. How scholarship has led to the dating of the Bible in the Persian period, and how Persian imperial policies affected its composition.
• 2/29 Pot Luck Lunch, 12:15 - 12:45 PM (reservations necessary)
• 2/29 1:00 PM, lecture and study session, following lunch. The Nature of God in Torah: Modeling Diversity of Opinions. Torah texts present radically alternative views of God, yet our ancestors were comfortable holding multiple “truths”. Torah as a model for respecting multiple opinions in an increasingly polarized society?
Scholar, author, teacher, DR. S. TAMAR KAMIONKOWSKI is Professor of Biblical Studies at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where she served as dean and vice president of the College for 9 years. She earned a B.A. from Oberlin College, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School and a Ph.D in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. She is the author of Leviticus: A Wisdom Commentary, Gender Reversal and Cosmic Chaos: Studies in the Book of Ezekiel, and editor of Bodies and Embodiment in the Hebrew Bible. She is also the founder of the Kamionkowski Beit Midrash, an online center for Jewish learning.
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