Making Sense of Shir Ha-Shirim (The Song of Songs): The Many Meanings of Love and Longing in Jewish Thought and Theology

December 15, 2015 Newton Centre 0

Michael Fishbane, the Nathan Cummings Distinguished Service Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago, will discuss his recently published JPS Commentary on “Shir Ha-Shirim” (“The Song of Songs”). He will consider the role and responsibility of the Bible commentator over the centuries, with special emphasis on the challenges of our time. He will share his vision of “The Song of Songs” as a multilayered work. In this context, he will invite the audience to consider this ancient love song as an ongoing series of instructions addressed to the religious community and spiritual seekers over the millennia.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hebrew College
160 Herrick Rd
Newton Centre, MA 02459
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