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10 am Isaac: Blindness and Blessing with Dr. Avivah Zornberg
May 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sunday, May 17
10 am* via Zoom
Isaac: Blindness and Blessing with Dr. Avivah Zornberg:
$10 – Chochmat Members and Members of Co-Sponsoring Organizations
$18 – General Public
Tickets at https://chochmat.org/events/isaac-blindness-and-blessing/
Isaac survives the Akeda – his Binding on an altar; he marries and fathers children. But what does it mean to survive death? In Midrashic tradition, the trauma of the Binding induces in him a delayed blindness. With the help of Midrashic, psychoanalytic and literary sources, we will explore the enigma of Isaac’s survival, and the ways this experience shapes his blind blessing of Jacob.
About Avivah Zornberg
Dr. Zornberg is one of the most dynamic and compelling interpreters of the Bible alive. She weaves together ideas from literature, secular philosophy, psychology, and the ancient teachers’ take on the texts. It is entirely engaging and built for the 21st century.
* Note – run time is approximately 90 minutes – 2 hours, depending on how many questions participants ask at the end.
This event is co-sponsored by: Congregation Beth El | Congregation Beth Israel | Urban Adamah | Moishe House | Kehilla Community Synagogue | Netivot Shalom | Aquarian Minyan