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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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President, Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
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... Read More →

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