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Violence and Jewish Tradition

Friday, November 15, 2019 17 Cheshvan 5780

6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
In partnership with B'nai Israel Synagogue, the community is invited for Shabbat dinner and learning with Professor Yonatan Miller from the University of Toledo. Dr. Miller's topic, Violence in the Jewish Tradition, will provide with new insights into a topic not frequently discussed.
Kabbalat Shabbat services will being at 6:00pm at B'nai Israel Synagogue in West Bloomfield and will be followed by dinner at approximately 7:00pm and learning at 8:15pm.
Advanced registration for dinner is required by November 11.  Click here to register.
Dr. Yonatan (“Yoni”) Miller is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Center for Religious Understanding at the University of Toledo, in Toledo, Ohio.
He earned his MA and PhD in Jewish Studies from Harvard University, and held a postdoctoral appointment as a Harry Starr Fellow in Judaica at Harvard’s Center for Jewish Studies. His research examines the interpretive reception of the Hebrew Bible among ancient writers, with particular focus on the continuities, adaptations, and appropriations of biblical motifs in classical Jewish literature.
Currently at work on a book entitled Sacred Slaughter: Violence and the Israelite-Jewish Priesthood, he has published articles in Jewish Studies Quarterly and in the Journal of Ancient Judaism. When not working, he is building up his skills in carpentry, or more likely, browsing the aisles at Costco.
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