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Scholar in Residence Sunday – Dr. Benjamin D. Sommer

Scholar in Residence Sunday – Dr. Benjamin D. Sommer

Date: Sunday, March 04, 2018

Time: 9:00 am

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation

Address: 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

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  • Type: Social Event, Speaker, Worship Service
  • Audience: All
  • Membership: Not Required
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Topic: Israel, Jewish Heritage, Jewish Philosophy, Just for Fun, Prayer, Shabbat, Speaker

The Living Torah: Bringing the Bible to Life and Modern Interpretations

9:00 a.m. Morning Minyan
9:45 a.m. Did the Exodus Really Happen?
The historicity of the exodus has been questioned by modern scholars. What does the evidence really demonstrate? And does historical accuracy even matter for modern Jews?
11:00 a.m. Special Session for Teens / Learning with Madrichim
What is holiness and how does the concept apply to people and land?
12:00 p.m. Special Session for Teens/High School Students About List College of Jewish Studies, Columbia University and Barnard College
12:30 p.m. Special Session with Talmud Torah Teachers

Benjamin D. Sommer joined The Jewish Theological Seminary faculty as professor of Bible in July 2008. Previously, he served as director of the Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies at Northwestern University. Dr. Sommer has been a fellow at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the Tikvah Center for Jewish Law and Civilization at the New York University School of Law, and the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He has served as a visiting faculty member or fellow at numerous other universities and foundations. He and his wife, Jennifer Dugdale, have three children.

This program is made possible through the generosity of the Dollye and I. Wolford Berman Educational Initiative Grant.

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