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Scholar in Residence Post-Lunch Discussion

Saturday, February 4, 2023 13 Shevat 5783

1:30 PM - 3:00 PMSanctuary

Scholar In Residence: Bex Stern Rosenblatt
Friday-Sunday, February 3-5
"The Pursuit of Meaning in the Megillot: Seeking and Finding in Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes"

Shabbat Morning D'var Torah & Afternoon Discussion, Saturday, February 4

Shabbat Service at 9:30am: "Song of the Sea as Call and Response"
Afternoon Discussion approximately 1:30pm: "Searching for Love but Finding my Keys: God's Presence in the Song of Songs"

About the Topic

Tradition holds that King Solomon wrote three great books of wisdom: the Song of Songs as a youth, Proverbs in the prime of his life, and Ecclesiastes as an elder. The books seek to answer the question of how to live well, with each book presenting a radically different exploration of what a well-lived life might look like. Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes, the books of Solomon’s youth and old age respectively, are characterized by never quite achieving the object of pursuit. Love is sought but not secured in Song of Songs. Purpose is pursued but not obtained in Ecclesiastes. Over the course of Shabbat, we will join Solomon in his pursuit of meaning and see if we can find the key to a life well-lived. 

Bex Stern Rosenblatt is the North American Faculty-in-Residence for The Conservative Yeshiva at the Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center. She holds a B.A. in History and German from Williams College and is a graduate student at Bar Ilan University. She is the recipient of numerous academic awards, including a Fulbright Grant to Austria.


Registration is now closed. Please join us for the lecture on Friday night at approximately 8:15pm and for the d'var Torah and post-lunch teaching on Saturday at 9:30am.

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