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Sunday, February 15 • 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Adam's Invention of Religion

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Why do Jewish holy days so often coincide with the observances of other peoples and traditions? In this session we will examine how rabbinic stories in the Talmud and Midrash address this question. In recounting Adam's first prayer, Adam's first fast, and Adam's first offering, the rabbis imagine the experience of the first human beings as the origin of religion.

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Mira Wasserman

Mira Wasserman is on the faculty of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where she teaches Talmud. For her, the Talmud is both a great work of literature and a resource for thinking about contemporary ethics, and she seeks to open Talmud up for students and seekers of all ages and backgrounds. Ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Mira served as a congregational rabbi for over a decade. A Wexner Graduate... Read More →


Sunday February 15, 2015 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Belltown

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