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Part 1 of "Secrets of the Torah Revealed: Book by Book" - GENESIS/BEREISHIT
Creation from nothing? Talking serpents? Childbearing curses? How much of the Creation narratives are we expected to believe as Jews and as humans? Join Professor Marc Michael Epstein of Vassar College as he considers what these deeply primal and formative narratives have to say to us if we are (as we are!) postmodern, rationalist people. How do these stories speak to us and to all humans? How have they been understood and dramatized in the interpretive arts from rabbinic commentary to medieval art to Hasidic psycho-social interpretations? Is there a space between the literal and the completely allegorical where these myths become, as G.K. Chesterton said, “the truest things we have?”.

Sep 13, 2021 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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