Tuesday, 12 June 2018 – Luncheon Club – Wrestling with the Bible’s Most Troubling Texts

Receiver of the Victorian Multicultural Commission Award for Excellence 2017
The Luncheon Club

Presents
Direct from Limmud Oz Melbourne

Dr EMILY FILLER

‘SOMETHING DREADFUL’: WRESTLING WITH
THE BIBLE’S MOST TROUBLING TEXTS

“Something dreadful” is a quote from Martin Buber, and this talk will take a detailed look at the passage it is quoted from, and will explore some of the
texts that Buber and others consider to be the most terrible and troubling.

Emily is Chair and Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Earlham College in Indiana, where she teaches modern philosophy and ethics alongside the Jewish textual tradition. A PhD from the University of Virginia, she is particularly interested in the possibility that “troubling texts” – violent or otherwise ethically challenging biblical and rabbinic passages – can be good philosophical, ethical, and political tools. She is co-editor of the Journal of Jewish Ethics and directs the Sacred Texts and Ethics Group at the American Academy of Religion. She is visiting Australia as a guest of Limmud Oz.

East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation
488 Albert Street, East Melbourne

Tuesday 12th June 2018

at 12.15pm until 1.30pm

$15.00 entry fee, including Kosher light lunch

Please advise the CCJ office if you are attending, ph: 9429 5212; email: ccjvic@bigpond.net.au

 

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