(Far From) All About Eve

Date: Jun 20, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sponsor: Online Learning | Public Lectures and Events

Location: Online

Category: Livestream Public Lectures & Events

(Far From) All About Eve

Part of our Summer Learning Series: Stories and Storytelling

This session is generously sponsored by Yale Asbell, JTS Trustee.

Monday, June 20, 2022, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET

With Dr. Alan Cooper, Elaine Ravich Professor of Jewish Studies  

Biblical storytellers are notorious for the way they withhold crucial information about characters’ backgrounds, thoughts, feelings, and motivations. The story of Eve in Genesis 3 is an extraordinary case in point, especially given its longlasting cultural significance. There are yawning gaps in the story, and the diverse ways that readers fill those gaps engender remarkably divergent interpretations. What do we learn about biblical storytelling when we confront a text that can be interpreted in diametrically opposite ways? And what do we learn about ourselves from the interpretive decisions that we make? 

Please register for the Stories and Storytelling series in order to receive the Zoom link for this series. Once you register for the Stories and Storytelling series, your registration admits you to all sessions in this series, and you may attend as many sessions as you’d like. 


Stories and Storytelling 

Join JTS scholars to explore a selection of stories drawn from ancient, rabbinic, medieval, and modern Jewish literature. We will consider the power of shared stories and how they transmit values, norms, culture, and information, bringing Jews together across time and space.