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Friday, August 23 • 21:00 - 22:00
PANEL: The Sacred and the 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.

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Adina Roth

Adina is an educator and clinical psychologist. She runs B’tocham Education where she offers a programme for B’nei Mitzvah and teaches courses in Bible and Midrash to adults. She is also a Florence Melton Jewish educator. Adina has a Masters in Comparative Literature from NYU... Read More →
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Wendy Amsellem

Wendy is a Rabba and teaches Talmud and Jewish Law at Yeshivat Maharat, the first seminary to ordain Orthodox Women. She also teaches at Pardes and at Drisha. Wendy is an alumna of Harvard University and she received semicha from Yeshivat Maharat. She edits Maharat's Keren Journal... Read More →
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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 organization which aims to inspire individuals... Read More →
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Jessica Kate Meyer

Jessica Kate Meyer strives to build community through song, and to lift song through community.  She is rabbi-hazzan at The Kitchen in San Francisco, and served for four years as rabbi and musical leader at Romemu in New York City.  She received rabbinic ordination from Hebrew College... Read More →

Friday August 23, 2019 21:00 - 22:00 SAST