The People and the Book: 7th Annual Conference on Tanach

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Program Date(s): 
2:30 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday Feb 10, 2013
Venue: 
Leaders & Speakers: 
David Silber,
Dr. Ruth Walfish,
Gilla Rosen,
Rabbi Avraham Walfish,
Rabbi Bar-on Dasberg,
Rabbi Menachem Leibtag,
Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot,
Rabbi Shlomo Gemara
Please join us for what promises to be a fantastic weekend of learning, cosponsored by

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School and Drisha Institute for Jewish Learning

 

. $40 in advance, $50 at the door TiMPass Holders and students, no charge. Thursday night only or Sunday single session $15 Lunch (catered by Zuchter Berk) included for pre-registrants only. Preregistered TiMPass holders, $10 for lunch. Students pay $15 for lunch.

Lunch will not be available unless your registration is received by Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

 

Thanks to Michael and Marsha Lax and to Ian and Pam Rosmarin for their generous support.

Please consider sponsoring this program for $180 by clicking here. 

Sponsorship will give you two free preregistered tickets and a tax receipt. More important, you will help Torah in Motion continue to provide our excellent programming.

 

To listen to MP3 recordings of sessions at The People and the Book: 2012, please click here. 

Thursday, February 7, Yeshivat Or Chaim, 159 Almore Ave., Toronto:

 

7:30 - 9:00 pm
Megillat Esther: Identifying the Author, Identifying the Audience
Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

Shabbat, February 9, in a shul near you:

 

Rabbi Menachem Leibtag
Adas Israel, Hamilton

Rabbanit Gilla Rosen
Kehillat Shaarei Torah

Rabbi David Silber
Mizrahi Bayit

Dr. Ruth Walfish and Rabbi Dr. Avraham Walfish
Or Chaim Minyan

Sunday, February 10, Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, 470 Glencairn Ave., Toronto:

 

9:30 am:

Omer: Something to Count, or Something to Eat: The Hidden Connection Between Shmitta and Har Sinai

 

Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

or

Reading Forward and Backward: How Midrash Changes the Way We Read Tanach

 

Gilla Rosen

or

'כפה עליהם הר כגיגית' ובעיית הבחירה החפשית

 

Rabbi Avraham Walfish

10:30 am:

Using Non-Orthodox and Non-Jewish Wisdom in the Religious Study of Tanach

 

Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot

or

The Education of Eliyahu HaNavi

 

Dr. Ruth Walfish

or

"אסתר צריכה עזרא, ועזרא צריך אסתר"

 

Rabbi Bar-on Dasberg

11:30 am:

Purim Torah: The Use of Humour in Tanach

 

Rabbi David Silber

or

The Language of G-d or the Language of Man? Listening to the Text

 

Rabbi Dr. Avraham Walfish

or

שמש בגבעון דום: סוגי ניסים במקרא

 

Dr. Ruth Walfish

12:30 pm:
Lunch

1:00 pm:

Making Impossible Decisions: King Hezekiah’s Dilemmas and Contemporary Religion and Politics

 

Gilla Rosen

or

Elisha the Prophet and the Child-Eating Bears

 

Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot

or

רצח עם ברשות התורה :מחיית עמלק

 

Rabbi Shlomo Gemara

2:00 pm:

One Isaiah, or Two? A Zionistic Perspective

 

Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

or

Biblical Texts That Speak to Each Other

 

Rabbi David Silber

3:00 pm:

Exile and Redemption in the Book of Esther and the Festival of Purim

 

Dr. Ruth Walfish and Rabbi Dr. Avraham Walfish