Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:00am

Barry Holtz to speak at CBJ in Woodbridge

Sponsored by: Congregation B'nai Jacob Adult Education

How did Rabbi Akiva transform from an impoverished, unschooled man of 40 into a beloved, influential Talmudic scholar and quite possibly, “the greatest rabbi of them all?”  In this lecture, Dr. Holtz will explore what is entailed in writing a biography of a figure from the distant past and how the stories of Akiva’s life speaks to us today.  Books will be available for purchase and signing following the program. 

Barry W. Holtz is the Theodore and Florence Baumritter Professor of Jewish Education at The Jewish Theological Seminary.  He served as Dean of the Seminary from 2008 to 2013.  His five previous books include Back to the Sources: Reading the Classic Jewish Texts and Textual Knowledge: Teaching the Bible in Theory and in Practice, which received the National Jewish Book Award for education.

Admission: FREE
Congregation B'nai Jacob
75 Rimmon Rd, Woodbridge CT
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