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Sunday, February 14 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
'And There Was Evening, And There Was Morning;' When Does the Day Start in the Torah?

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A careful reading of select verses in the Torah, e.g. Genesis 1:5, Exodus 12:8/10, Exodus 16:23, Levitucs 15:16, with traditional and modern commentaries. We will try to determine whether a lunar or a solar calendar was used in the Biblical period.

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Seth Cohen

Seth grew up unaffiliated in Cambridge, MA as a fifth-generation American Jew. He has spent the 35 years trying to understand what it means to be a Jew. Seth studies all things Jewish, but his primary interest lies in Biblical and Rabbinic text, specifically the development of Halakha... Read More →

Sunday February 14, 2016 1:45pm - 3:00pm EST