Limmud Michigan 2020 - March 22, 2020
The Student Center at Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Sunday, March 22 • 4:20pm - 5:15pm
The End is Only the Beginning: Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature

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The word ‘apocalypse’ summons to mind some of the most terrifying religious ideas:  world-engulfing wars, supernatural creatures falling to earth, natural forces ripping the world asunder, the very end of the cosmos itself.  These notions have their origins in the most dramatic and colorful literature in all of Judaism.  This talk will be an introduction to the vast corpus of Jewish apocalyptic literature from the Biblical Book of Daniel, the Book of Enoch, the catastrophic Wars of Light and Dark in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and beyond.  No genre of literature has had such an enormous impact on our world and yet remains so poorly understood - come and hear about this most bewildering Jewish literature.

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Justin Sledge

Educator, Organizer, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Justin received his M.A. in Religious Studies and Mysticism at the Universiteit Van Amsterdam before turning his attention to philosophy in which he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Memphis. He currently teaches part-time and is an organizer for the American Federation of Teachers... Read More →

Sunday March 22, 2020 4:20pm - 5:15pm EDT