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(Re)conceiving Abraham: The Contested Legacy of the First Patriarch

Rabbi Jon Kelsen / November 16, 2014

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For thousands of years, the question "Who is Abraham" has received multiple and radically divergent responses. This podcast discusses some of these answers as we encounter various textual portraits of the founding father of three great faiths, and pose the additional question: How can his story inform our own?




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Rabbi Jon Kelsen

Jon KelsenĀ is the Interim Dean at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. He was Rosh Kollel of the Drisha Kollel and adjunct faculty at the Pardes Institute. HeĀ received ordination from Rabbis Daniel Landes and Zalman Nehemiah Goldberg, holds an MA in Jewish Civilization from Hebrew University, and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Education and Jewish Studies at New York University as a Wexner Graduate Fellow. Click hereĀ to access podcasts recorded by Jon Kelsen.


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