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Valley Beit Midrash - Darkness Will Envelop Me: Meditations on Chanukah and Winter, with Dr. Devorah Steinmetz (Zoom)

Thursday, December 15, 2022 21 Kislev 5783

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Talmud tells a story about the first human being’s experience of the first winter, a story that has echoes of the story of Chanukah. We will consider the meanings that emerge from the interplay between these texts and that are embodied in our practice of lighting candles on Chanukah. About the Speaker: Devora Steinmetz serves on the faculty of the Hebrew College Rabbinical School and the Mandel Leadership Institute. She is the founder of Beit Rabban, a Jewish day school profiled in Daniel Pekarsky’s Vision at Work: The Theory and Practice of Beit Rabban. She is the author of scholarly articles on Talmud, Midrash, and Bible as well as of two books, From Father to Son: Kinship, Conflict, and Continuity in Genesis and Punishment and Freedom: The Rabbinic Construction of Criminal Law. She has served on the faculty of Drisha, the Jewish Theological Seminary, Yeshivat Hadar, and Havruta: a Beit Midrash at Hebrew University. This class is offered in cosponsorship between Rodef Shalom and Valley Beit Midrash and is free of charge to our Rodef Shalom members. Please register here -

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