Participate in "Truth in the Bible," a JTS Live Stream Lunch and Learn

The Jewish Theological Seminary

invites you to take part in

"'Truth' in the Bible:
What the Bible Means, What it Meant, and Why the Difference Matters"

A JTS Live Stream Lunch and Learn


Rabbi Robert A. Harris
Associate Professor of Bible, JTS

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (EST)


In an age when biblical texts are cited to justify political, religious, and moral beliefs, the question of how to interpret the Bible's meaning is increasingly important. In this JTS Live Stream Lunch and Learn, Rabbi Robert Harris will discuss several classical Jewish texts in order to guide participants toward an understanding of the distinction between derash and peshat-that is, how we define the difference between the questions "What does the Bible mean?" and "What did the Bible mean?"-and why understanding the difference matters.

Take part in the conversation that follows Rabbi Harris's presentation by writing your thoughts and questions in the chat box, or by commenting via Facebook and Twitter.

Don't miss future JTS Live Stream Lunch and Learns on the following Tuesdays: February 12, March 12, April 16, and May 7.

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