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Friday, August 30 • 10:45pm - Saturday, August 31 •12:00am
Moses the Giant Killer: A Guided Tour Through a Wild Midrash

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As one of the enemies of Israel, the Torah records a man name Og king of Bashan. Deuteronomy refers to him as having been a giant. Who was Og and what was his story? The rabbis, seeing a great opportunity, greatly expand Og's story, describing him as an antediluvian behemoth, who held onto Noah's ark and was finally taken down by Moses himself in an epic battle. We will look at these stories and more and try to get behind the anecdotes to the Rabbis' message.

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Zev Farber

Fellow, Project TABS (Torah And Biblical Scholarship)
Zev Farber was ordained as a rabbi and a dayan by Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. He holds a B.A. in psychology from Touro College, an M.A. in Jewish History from Hebrew University, and a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies/Hebrew Bible from Emory University. Zev has a modest adult education initiative called Aitzim (Atlanta Institute of Torah and Zionism), and works for Project TABS / TheTorah.com. He is the editor of Keren, and a staff member at the Tel Eton... Read More →


Friday August 30, 2013 10:45pm - Saturday August 31, 2013 12:00am
Lakeside Dining

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