The Voice of the Woman: Song of Songs in Medieval Jewish Commentary

Date: Apr 24, 2017 - Apr 24, 2017

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community

Location: New York State

Category: JTS in Your Community

The Voice of the Woman:  Song of Songs in Medieval Jewish Commentary

Join JTS and CHAI (Cooperative Hebrew Adult Institute) for a multi-synagogue adult learning event held in cooperation with the Hereld Institute for Jewish Studies of JTS. 

Monday, April 24, 8:30 p.m.

Dr. Robert Harris, associate professor of Bible and Semitic Languages at JTS, will explore the Song of Songs, and how our medieval sages came to understand the book not only as an allegory of the love God has for the people of Israel, but also as a poetic narrative about the erotic love between a young couple in biblical days.  In particular, we will see how reading this particular biblical book according to its peshat, or contextual meaning, allowed “the voice of the woman” to emerge as a narrator of this poetic composition.

*The JTS lecture will be preceded by a class with a local clergy member. 

Dix Hills Jewish Center
555 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills, NY 11746

To learn more and register, please contact Gail Jospa at

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