Scholar in Residence -- Richard Hirsh

Paradigms of Parting: Biblical, Rabbinic and Hasidic

Guest Speaker: Richard Hirsh
Friday, November 10, 2017, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 11, 2017, following B'Yachad Services at 10:00am

Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia

Jewish sacred literature includes numerous stories about the deaths of spiritual leaders. As we read, share and discuss some of these stories, we will see a range of expectations, encounters, and experiences of death. A common goal throughout the sessions will be to extract contemporary insights about how Jewish sources and resources about mortality can help us to reflect on  the quality as well as the quantity of years in a life.

We will be sharing a variety of such stories, beginning Friday night with several legends about the deaths of some of the rabbis of the Talmudic period. On Shabbat morning, when the Torah portion narrates the deaths of both Sarah and Abraham, we will explore the implications of the death of a founding generation.

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Event Time: 

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 19:30
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