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Sunday, August 19 • 4:00pm - 4:58pm
Is there a Jewish Narnia?

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Location: R3

Can we find traces of fantasy in the Talmud? Was Jules Verne the first one to invent the submarine? (the Nautilus). The fantastic tales of Rabbi Bar bar Hannah as found in the Babylonian Talmud have fascinated Jewish scholars throughout the centuries. Reading through these stories we will try to understand what is the social and religious importance of a world that is out of this world. (TN)

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Adi Cohen

Rabbi Adi Cohen is the Rabbi of Temple Sinai, the Wellington Progressive Jewish Congregation. He was previously the Rabbi of Brit Olam, a Progressive Jewish congregation in Kiryat On, Israel. He has also taught law and Jewish ethics at Metro West High School in Ra'anana, and worked... Read More →

Sunday August 19, 2012 4:00pm - 4:58pm NZST