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Monday, February 18 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
What’s the Bible Really About? Hints from 'The Tower of Babel' Story

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The Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) contains history, law, lore, poetry and more. But what is it about? We’ll look closely at one of the seemingly simple but actually very complex stories at the beginning of Genesis, the Tower of Babel. We’ll uncover its links to the Exodus story and other parts of the Bible. Focusing on the literary “tricks” the Torah uses in this story, we’ll focus on one of the Bible’s central claims about human life, and discuss what that view might have to say to Jews even in our own age.

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Daniel Gordis

Daniel Gordis is Senior Vice President and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. He is a regular columnist for the Jerusalem Post, and a frequent contributor to the New York Times, in print and on-line. Gordis’ latest book, The Promise of Israel, was released in August. A recent winner of the National Jewish Book Award, he has been called “one of Israel’s most thoughtful observers.” Gordis... Read More →

Monday February 18, 2013 11:15am - 12:30pm
Piscataway ballroom level