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March 10, 2024 Dr. Devora Steinmetz Book Talk at Lehrhaus

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  • location Lehrhaus
    425 Washington Street
    Somerville, MA 02143
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Why Rain Comes From Above: Explorations in Religious Imagination Book Event

Join Hebrew College Rabbinical School faculty member and author Dr. Devora Steinmetz in conversation with Dr. Lynn Kaye, in celebration of the release of Dr. Steinmetz’s book Why Rain Comes From Above: Explorations in Religious Imagination. Their conversation will explore one of the six essays from the book, and dive into the question of how imaginative engagement with religious text might transform our relationship to the world around us.


About the Book

book coverIn Why Rain Comes From Above: Explorations in Religious Imagination, Devora Steinmetz invites the reader into the imaginative space created by deep engagement with biblical and rabbinic texts. Each of these six poetic and scholarly essays leads us through a web of texts, drawing us into stories, images, and experiences that open us to new ways of thinking and to new worlds of meaning. Steinmetz’s explorations show us how imaginative engagement as a form of religious reading can transform our relationship to the world around us, awaken us to the ethical commitments to which we are called, and give us ways of thinking about our lives, our world, and God.

This event is cosponsored by Hebrew College, Hadar Boston, Lehrhaus, and Mandel Institute.


About the Author

devorahSDevora Steinmetz serves on the faculties of the Hebrew College and of the Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership. She has taught at Drisha, Yeshivat Hadar, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Havruta: a Beit Midrash at Hebrew University, and was the founder of Beit Rabban, a Jewish day school profiled in Daniel Pekarsky’s Vision at Work: The Theory and Practice of Beit Rabban. She is the author of scholarly articles on Talmud, Midrash, and Bible and of two books, From Father to Son: Kinship, Conflict, and Continuity in Genesis and Punishment and Freedom: The Rabbinic Construction of Criminal Law.

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