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L.I.F.E. Lecture: Biblical and Modern Perspectives on the Haggadah

L.I.F.E. Lecture: Biblical and Modern Perspectives on the Haggadah

Date: Sunday, March 29, 2020

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation

Address: 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

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  • Type: Ritual, Social Event, Speaker
  • Audience: Adults
  • Membership: Not Required
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Topic: Arts & Culture, Holiday, Jewish Heritage, Jewish History, Jewish Text, Just for Fun, Ritual

The Haggadah and the seder are rabbinic innovations, based on a biblical festival that remains most relevant in modern times. How did the Haggadah develop? What biblical elements does it contain, and how are the multiple different biblical views of Passover made to fit together by the rabbis? And what relevance do these ancient texts—the Bible and the Haggadah—have for us today as we approach Passover?

MARC BRETTLER is the Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Duke University. A graduate of Brandeis University, he has published and lectured widely on metaphor and the Bible, the nature of biblical historical texts, and gender issues and the Bible. He is co-editor of the Jewish Study Bible. Dr. Brettler has written for The Forward and The Jerusalem Report. He has spent recent sabbaticals studying, teaching, and lecturing in Israel, China, and Japan. In summer 2015, after retiring from Brandeis University, he assumed the Bernice and Morton Lerner Professorship in the Department of Religious Studies at Duke University.

Presented in partnership with the Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies.

Organized by: Rachel Levine-Hyman

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