The Akedah in Jewish Thought

September 13, 2020, 8:00 pm

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HHBJC Community Lifelong Learning Presents
 

The Akedah in Jewish Thought

How Jews Struggle with the Terrifying  Story of the Binding of Isaac
A Pre-Rosh Hashanah Conversation

Speaker: Aaron Koller 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 AT 8 PM

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Aaron Koller is professor of Near Eastern studies at Yeshiva University, where he studies Semitic languages. He is the author of Unbinding Isaac: The Significance of the Akedah for Jewish Thought (JPS/University of Nebraska Press, 2020) and Esther in Ancient Jewish Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2014), among other books, and the editor of five more. Aaron has served as a visiting professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and held research fellowships at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research and the Hartman Institute. He lives in Queens, NY with his partner, Shira Hecht-Koller, and their children.