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Friday, June 26 • 3:00pm - 4:10pm
Twisted Tales From the Tanach

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One of my favorite books as a teenager was Twisted Tales from Shakespeare (Richard Armour) in which the classic texts were filled with humorous 20th century additions, edits and storyline revisions. Similarly, our Jewish texts are filled with stories of heroes/heroines, who, depending on the narrator, challenge us to either "advocate" on their behalf, or legitimize  "hugging and wrestling." Parashat Chukat is exemplary in its demonstration of the Torah’s fickleness in its portrayal of who is Jewish hero. We will look at a number of images from our texts and history where "the spin" serves agendas of both authors, interpreters and recipients. 

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Michal Morris Kamil

An original of Limmud Bay Area, Michal is a rabbinic student at AJRCA in LA. She has served Jewish communities locally and internationally in the fields of education, organizational capacity building, and Jewish and Israel programming and events planning. Her areas of specializations... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 3:00pm - 4:10pm
Dry Creek Valley SC2066

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