Limmud Michigan 2020 - March 22, 2020
The Student Center at Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Sunday, March 22 • 2:10pm - 3:05pm
Canon and Can Not: Should the Book of Ecclesiastes be part of the Bible?

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The Book of Ecclesiastes (Kohelet) is well-established as one of the 24 books of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), and is read every year during Sukkot.  However, some early commentators raised doubts about whether Ecclesiastes actually belonged in the Bible, and a few even argued that it should be banned!  In this session we explore this once-controversial book and the way in which Jewish ways of reading inform fundamental decisions about the nature of sacred texts.

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Michael Weiss

Lecturer, University of Michigan
Michael Weiss has taught classes for both adults and youth in the Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor communities for more than 20 years, including classes at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, the JCC of Greater Ann Arbor, and the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit. He was a founding faculty member... Read More →

Sunday March 22, 2020 2:10pm - 3:05pm EDT