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Registration opens at 8 am.  Learning Sessions (detailed below) run from 9 am - 4:45 pm.  Grand Finale Concert runs 5-6:30 pm.

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Sunday, December 8 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
What Is a Prophet? Or: How a Greedy King Killed a Helpless Peasant and Incurred the Wrath of God

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In this session, we'll do a close reading of a remarkable story about how the king and queen of Israel arrange for the murder of a peasant who gets in their way. All goes according to plan and corrupt power goes unchecked... until Elijah, God's prophet, shows up, vociferously condemns them, and announces that their entire kingdom will be destroyed.

This session made possible by a grant from the Covenant Foundation.

Speakers
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Shai Held

Shai Held is Co-Founder, Dean, and Chair in Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar. Previously, he was Scholar-in-Residence at Kehilat Hadar in New York and Director of Education at Harvard Hillel. A rabbi and history Ph.D., he has taught at JTS, Drisha, Me'ah, CJP, and the Wexner Fellowship Program. His book, Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence, has just appeared. ITALICS He was a 2011 Covenant Award winner for excellence in Jewish... Read More →


Sunday December 8, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Feinberg Library

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