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Saturday, February 13 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
The Grown-Up Midrash Says: 5 Radical Midrashim They Don't Teach in Day School

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Did God lust after the matriarchs? Did Jacob think he was divine? Did Mordechai breastfeed Esther? The midrash (rabbinic expansion on biblical stories) is too often read as a set of fables or children's stories. But in truth, the midrash contains some of the most imaginative, radical, twisted and philosophically astute readings of the Bible in our tradition. Together we will explore five midrashim that have yet to enter the popular Jewish conscience, but probably should.


Ben Greenfield

Passionate about cutting-edge Jewish learning and community, Ben Greenfield is a Wexner Fellow pursuing ordination at YCT. Ben has been a featured educator at Limmud Stockholm, BCI, and Rikers Island, and is a founder of the UWS Moishe House, partnership Minyan Maarav, and experimental TefilaLab. Ben is the author of a calendar of new Jewish experiences, including “From Freedom to Responsibility: A Shavuot Haggadah" and "Burying the Pain: A Yom... Read More →

Saturday February 13, 2016 11:30am - 12:45pm

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