Isaac: Blindness and Blessing
with Dr. Avivah Zornberg
Sunday, May 17 at 10am*
$10 – Chochmat Members and Members of Co-Sponsoring Organizations
$18 – General Public
Isaac survives the Akeda – his Binding on an altar; he marries and fathers children. But what does it mean to survive death? In Midrashic tradition, the trauma of the Binding induces in him a delayed blindness. With the help of Midrashic, psychoanalytic and literary sources, we will explore the enigma of Isaac’s survival, and the ways this experience shapes his blind blessing of Jacob.
About Avivah Zornberg
Dr. Zornberg is one of the most dynamic and compelling interpreters of the Bible alive. She weaves together ideas from literature, secular philosophy, psychology, and the ancient teachers’ take on the texts. It is entirely engaging and built for the 21st century.
* Note – run time is approximately 90 minutes – 2 hours, depending on how many questions participants ask at the end.
This event is co-sponsored by: Congregation Beth El | Congregation Beth Israel | Urban Adamah | Moishe House | Kehilla Community Synagogue | Netivot Shalom | Aquarian Minyan