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Friday, February 12 • 10:30pm - 11:45pm
The Calves of Our Lips: What the Ancient Sacrifices Can Teach Post-Modern Jews

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For most contemporary Jews, the idea of animal sacrifices is an anathema and primitive. Reform prayer books removed their references, and Conservative avoided translating them into English. Explore how three distinct ideas (theories of gift-giving, sublimation of violence, and the power of words) may rescue and reclaim difficult texts about sacrifice, and what its memory may do for Jewish life today. Incense and animals are optional.

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Leon Morris

Leon A. Morris is a vice president for Israel programs at Shalom Hartman Institute-North America . He made aliyah in June 2014, after serving as the rabbi of Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, NY. He was the founding director of the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. Most recently, he served as one of four editors of Mishkan HaNefesh, the recently published Reform High Holy Day prayer book. He lives in... Read More →

Friday February 12, 2016 10:30pm - 11:45pm

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