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Monday, June 8 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Times Like These: Thinking about "relevant" texts in uncertain times

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What makes a biblical text "relevant" - especially in complicated circumstances? Are some passages more useful or important than others (or not)? Why should we study anything at all? In this session, we'll consider some classical and modern Jewish approaches to learning, especially in difficult times, and ask what makes a text "relevant" at all.

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Emily Filler

Emily is Chair and Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Earlham College, where she teaches modern philosophy and ethics alongside the Jewish textual tradition. A PhD from the University of Virginia, she is particularly interested in the possibility that "troubling texts" - violent... Read More →

Monday June 8, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST