|Join us for a conversation with former SAJ Rabbi Edward Feld about his latest book, “The Book of Revolutions: The Battles of Priests, Prophets and Kings that Birthed the Torah.”
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Rabbi Feld tells the history of the Torah dramatically as the visionary legacy of inspired authors in different times and places. One reason the Torah continues to speak so powerfully to us today is that it reflects multiple spiritual realities arising from a plurality of beliefs born in singular revolutionary moments. Rabbi Feld focusses on the several law codes included in the Five Books and demonstrates how political struggles, social conditions, individual Prophets, and revolutionary biblical ideas that initially encountered great resistance shaped new understandings concretized in the codes. Rabbi Feld demonstrates how the Judaism of today is the product of the revolutions of the past and how exploring the religious and cultural history embedded in the law codes is a source of spiritual renewal today.
Rabbi Feld will discuss the book with SAJ member Judge Abraham Clott. Rabbi Lisa Gelber of Congregation Habonim will respond.
Rabbi Feld served as SAJ Rabbi and spiritual leader from 1991 – 1994, was the senior editor of Mahzor Lev Shalem and Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat and Festivals, and the author of Joy, Despair and Hope: Reading Psalms (Cascade Press) and The Spirit of Renewal: Finding Faith After the Holocaust (Jewish Lights). He has served as Rabbi-in-Residence at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Hillel Director and College Chaplain at Princeton University, the University of Illinois and Smith and Amherst Colleges.
Co-Sponsored by SAJ-Judaism that Stands for All, Rodeph Sholom, and Congregation HaBonim