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Love, Longing and Liberty: Reflections on Shir HaShirim

Dr. Erin Leib Smokler / March 17, 2015

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Shir HaShirim is at once the most sacred and most profane book of the Tanach, eliciting reverence and fear — and hence interpretation and re-interpretation — throughout history. This podcast explores how it came to thematize Pesach and how reading it closely might shape our experience of the holiday.




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Dr. Erin Leib Smokler

Erin Leib Smokler is the Director of Spiritual Development and Internship Coordinator at Yeshivat Maharat, where she teaches Chassidut and Pastoral Torah. She earned her PhD and MA from the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought, her BA from Harvard University, and studied in Drisha's Scholars Circle. She previously served as Assistant Literary Editor of The New Republic magazine, and her writing has appeared there as well as in The New York Times Book Review, The Jerusalem Report, and The Jewish Week. Click here to access podcasts recorded by Erin Leib Smokler.


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