Can Torah Speak to the Modern World?

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Dr. Elliott Malamet and Dr. Avivah Zornberg in Conversation
Program Date(s): 
12:00 PM Sunday Nov 29, 2015
Program Dates: 
Leaders & Speakers: 
Dr. Elliott Malamet,
Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

Combining everything from classical rabbinic commentary and Hasidic writings to postmodern literary criticism, art history, and psychoanalysis, Dr. Avivah Zornberg's writings on the Bible are now known and admired around the world by diverse audiences and faith communities. In this free ranging conversation with Dr. Elliott Malamet, Dr. Zornberg discusses her background of deep Jewish learning and secular knowledge; her unique approach to the Torah and the relevance of an ancient text for contemporary Jews.

How can the Torah speak to the modern reader in ways that can transform our understanding of Judaism and of ourselves? Don't miss this fascinating evening, the first of four interviews with contemporary writers and scholars by Dr. Malamet (co-founder of Torah in Motion).