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Sunday, May 24 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
From Sefirat HaOmer to Revelation: How the Rabbis Read Biblical Texts

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What part do human beings play in the revelation of Torah in the world? How do the Rabbis see their role as interpreters of Biblical text? The Torah says to count the omer from the day after the Shabbat yet the Rabbis rule that we count from the day after Pesach. Why do they read the biblical text differently from what seems to the simple pshat? What can we learn from their choice about the continuous unfolding of Torah today? What do the Rabbis understand the process of revelation to be?

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Rahel Berkovits

Rahel Berkovits is a senior faculty member at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, where she has been teaching Mishnah, Talmud and halakha for over twenty years. Rahel lectures widely in both Israel and abroad on topics Jewish law. She is the Halakhic Editor and a... Read More →

Sunday May 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT