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Darkness Envelops Me

Dr. Devora Steinmetz / December 25, 2016

The Talmud tells about the origins of Chanukah in a way that closely parallels a talmudic legend about Adam’s first encounter with darkness. As Chanukah begins, we will study these talmudic texts to illuminate our own encounter with the darkness and with the holiday of Chanukah.




Dr. Devora Steinmetz

Dr. Devora Steinmetz serves on the faculty of Drisha Institute in the United States and Israel and on the leadership team of Drisha’s new yeshiva in Israel. The founder of Beit Rabban, she is the author of scholarly articles on Talmud, Midrash, and Bible as well as of two books: From Father to Son: Kinship, Conflict, and Continuity in Genesis and Punishment and Freedom: The Rabbinic Construction of Criminal Law. Dr. Steinmetz also serves on the faculty of the Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership. Click here to access podcasts recorded by Devora Steinmetz.


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