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June 2015

Reading the Rabbis

June 24, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
33 Seymour Pl, London, London W1H 5AU United Kingdom
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Classical Rabbinical interpretation of biblical texts can take us to some strange places. While the midrash often fills the gaps left wanting in the biblical narrative, the times in which the Rabbis were writing meant they had to square some questionable texts with the morality of their own age. They did this with great panache, even if the results seem far-fetched. Enter a world where Isaac died on the altar, where a demon devours her children, where one woman never…

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