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Friday, August 16 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm
The Sacred and Taboo: What Happened with the “Strange Fire” and Aharon’s sons?

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When Aharon’s sons Nadav and Avihu offer “strange fire” to God, they are swiftly and severely punished. We are also told in the text that Aharon was silent. With four esteemed text teachers, we shall explore interpretations of what Aharon’s sons did wrong and consider what might be Judaism’s “strange fires” today.

Speakers
avatar for Elie Holzer

Elie Holzer

Rabbi, Professor of Jewish Education at Bar Ilan University, teacher, expert on Havruta text study and Hasidic Renewal and Post-critical Jewish religiosity and founding president of Shma Koleinu (https://www.shma-koleinu.com), a non-profit organisation which aims to inspire individuals... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Kate Meyer

Jessica Kate Meyer

Jessica strives to build community through song, and to lift song through community. Rabbi-hazzan at The Kitchen in San Francisco who served for 4 years as rabbi and musical leader at Romemu in New York City, she received rabbinic ordination from Hebrew College in 2014. She studies... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Amsellem

Wendy Amsellem

A Rabba who teaches Talmud and Jewish Law at Yeshivat Maharat, the first seminary to ordain Orthodox Women, Wendy also teaches at Pardes and Drisha. An alumnus of Harvard University, she received semicha from Yeshivat Maharat. She edits Maharat's Keren Journal and was a founding editor... Read More →
avatar for Adina Roth

Adina Roth

Adina is a Jewish educator and clinical psychologist. She runs a cheder programme and a b'nei mitzvah course that takes tweens through a text-based, Jewish journey. She teaches Torah classes to adults using traditional commentaries, literature and psychoanalysis. Adina is a Melton... Read More →
avatar for Josh Hovsha

Josh Hovsha

Josh is a devout atheist with a love for the nuances of the Bible. He holds Masters Degrees in Political Science from Wits and International Law from Trinity College Dublin. He has worked in civil society for much of the last decade, serving as director of the Cape SAJBD from 2016... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Room 8