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The Power and Relevance of Rabbinic Stories for our Lives

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 13 Nisan 5783

7:30 PM - 9:00 PMTBE

Narrative Midrash: Pirkei d'Rabbi Eliezer: 
The Power and Relevance of Rabbinic Stories for our Lives
with Rabbi Norman Cohen, Ph.D.

The rabbinic recreation of biblical stories, referred to as Narrative Midrash, has been the most widely read, published and popular rabbinic texts over the centuries. In focussing on the powerful stories about the lives of biblical characters, these interpretive texts touched their readers deeply as human beings searching for meaning in their lives. 

Come along on our interpretive journey as we immerse ourselves in Abraham's conflicts regarding his son Ishmael, Jonah's struggles with God's commands and Rabbi Eliezer's difficult relationship with his wealthy father and his brothers. Let us see how the power of their experiences can help us on our own personal journeys. 

Dates and Topics:
Session 1: R. Eliezer ben Hyrcanus: Family Dynamics and their Insights for our Lives
Tuesday evening, April 4, 7:30-9:00pm

Session 2: The History of Jonah, the Prophet
Sunday, April 16, 10:30 am-12:00pm

Session 3: The Story of Abraham and Ishmael
Sunday, April 23, 10:30 am-12:00pm

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