Hamlet’s Torah

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Hamlet’s Torah: How Shakespeare Teaches us How to Take Things Personally

As contemporary readers of Shakespeare’s plays, we are in a dynamic position to actually make meaning in his plays. What happens when we approach the Torah with this same attitude and orientation? In this lecture, author and TI member Michelle Ephraim will explain how her changing relationship with Hamlet during her own family tragedy helped her to understand reading and interpretation as a type of personal dialogue. Understanding our agency as readers of Shakespeare also illuminates our experience with the Torah. Ephraim is the Shakespeare scholar at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

Join us for Qabbalat Shabbat services and a presentation followed by an oneg sponsored by Marlene Yesley in memory of Mark Yesley, and text study with Michelle Ephraim.

This is the 22nd Annual Joy Ungerleider Jewish Book Month Program. In 1994, Jeanie Ungerleider endowed an annual lecture series in memory of her mother, Joy Ungerleider, a member of Temple Israel and founder of the Dorot Foundation, who had died earlier that year. The lecture series honors Jewish authors and publications as a part of Temple Israel’s Jewish Book Month Program, under the supervision of the Library Committee.

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Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Israel
477 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

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