CANCELLED - Did Noah and Jonah Share the Same Boat? How Similar Stories Say Opposite Things About the Human Soul

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 12:30pm

with Professor Judy Klitsner


The stories of Noah and Jonah share a remarkable number of details, including: water, boats, a divinely-decreed catastrophe, and a prophet's desperate need to escape. These comparisons will lead us to a surprising inverse relationship between the stories, including opposing views on the question: is it really possible for human beings to change? Klitsner is a senior faculty member at the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, where she has been teaching Bible and biblical exegesis for more than two decades.

Light lunch will be provided.

Richard Dinner Board Room, GTU, 2400 Ridge Rd, Berkeley