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Saturday, February 16 • 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Rhapsody in Blue: The Meaning of Tekhelet

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Tekhelet, the recently rediscovered biblical blue dye, was among the most precious commodities in the ancient world. Moreover, it was and is infused with significance and spirituality. Explore the meaning behind the mitzvah the sages maintain "is equivalent to all the other commandments," from the plain meaning of the text to Hasidic, existential, psychological, and aesthetic interpretations.

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Baruch Sterman

Baruch received his doctorate in physics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and specializes in telecommunications and computer security. He is co-founder of the Ptil Tekhelet Association, which has succeeded in restoring the ancient biblical blue dye, and has published The Rarest Blue, which details the history and science of tekhelet. He has lectured throughout the world on that subject and on science and religion in general. He lives in... Read More →

Saturday February 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Princeton concourse level