“What Really Happened at Sinai?”

Date: Jul 16, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017

Time: 7:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Rabbi Louis Jacobs 11th Annual Memorial Lecture

Benjamin Sommer, JTS professor and rewnowned biblical scholar, will explore theologically significant ambiguities in Exodus 19-20 and the interpretive debate that addresses contemporary questions on the nature of Torah and the status of halakhah. Professor Sommer’s most recent book is Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition.

Note: A video of the lecture will be posted at louisjacobs.org within 48 hours of the event.

Sunday, July 16
7:45-10:00 p.m.


Central Square Minyan Hall
Central Square
Hampstead Garden Suburb
London NW11 7AH

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Second Lecture with Benjamin Sommer 

Professor Sommer will also deliver the plenary lecture at the 100th anniversary meeting of Britain’s Society for Old Testament Study. His subject will be: “The Priestly Literature as Proto-Kabbalah Or, How Distinct Should Biblical Studies Be within Religious Studies?” The lecture takes place Monday, July 17, at 8:15 p.m. at Kings College, London, in the Safra Lecture Theatre of Kings College’s Strand Campus.   

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