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Sunday, September 1 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Bible, History and Faith: A Conversation

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In modern times, some feel that Judaism/religion has been undermined by academic studies. Much of the biblical account is understood by many as folklore or myth, and even more conservative scholars admit to serious reworking of history. The authorship of the Torah is now understood to have come from multiple hands and to have been put together over centuries. Where does that leave Jewish faith and Jewish practice? Is there a way of rethinking or reimagining Jewish faith in Torah and our connection to the core narrative of Israelite history? Hear — and then join — a conversation between Richard Elliott Friedman and Zev Farber as we discuss options and ways of navigating this tension. Questions, comments and alternative suggestions will be more than welcome.

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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... Read More →
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Richard Elliott Friedman

University of Georgia
Richard Elliott Friedman is a biblical scholar and the Ann and Jay Davis Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Georgia. He joined the faculty of the UGA Religion Department in 2006. Prior to his appointment there, he was the Katzin Professor of Jewish Civilization at U... Read More →

Sunday September 1, 2013 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Spiritual Center

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