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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

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah
Ben Greenfield is organizing and leading the Jewish community of waterfront North Brooklyn.  As Rabbi of the Greenpoint Shul, an inclusive Orthodox shul in historic/hipster/Hasidic-adjacent Greenpoint, Ben creates Jewish spaces that are inviting, warm, and rooted in exceptional Torah... Read More →

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