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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.

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Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield is a scholar and convener of spiritual community. He serves at Rikers Island as the High Holidays and Passover rabbi, founded the UWS Moishe House, and is a Wexner Graduate Fellow. His recent writings were awarded the Whizin Prize in Jewish Ethics. But creating innovative... Read More →

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

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