The Luncheon Club: Council of Christians and Jews Vic

From June 12, 2018 12:15 until June 12, 2018 13:30

The Luncheon Club: Council of Christians and Jews Vic

The Council of Christians and Jews invites you to:

"Something Dreadful": Wrestling with the Bible's most troubling texts | The Luncheon Club

Date: Tuesday 12 June 2018         Time: 12:15pm to 1:30pm
Location: East Melbourne Synagogue, 488 Albert Street, East Melbourne

Speaker: Dr Emily Filler

More about the Speaker: Emily is Chair and Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Earlham College in Indiana, where she teaches modern philosophy and ethics alongside the Jewish textual tradition. A PhD from the University of Virginia, she is particularly interested in the possibility that “troubling texts” – violent or otherwise ethically challenging biblical and rabbinic passages – can be good philosophical, ethical, and political tools. She is co-editor of the Journal of Jewish Ethics and directs the Sacred Texts and Ethics Group at the American Academy of Religion. She is visiting Australia as a guest of Limmud Oz.

“Something dreadful” is a quote from Martin Buber, and this talk will take a detailed look at the passage it is quoted from, and will explore some of the texts that Buber and others consider to be the most terrible and troubling.

Cost: $15 entry, includes Kosher light lunch

RSVP: Please advise CCJ Vic Office if you are attending | 03 9429 5212 |

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