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Limmud Michigan 2020 - March 22, 2020
The Student Center at Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Sunday, March 22 • 10:00am - 10:55am
Jewish Monster Hunting: A Practical Guide to Jewish Magic, Monsters, and Mayhem

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Jewish tradition says that the world is filled with demons, ghosts, giants, angels, and creatures of all types. But contemporary Judaism downplays or rationalizes them away until they’re dusty metaphors. They won’t go away though. We can’t read Torah, Talmud or any Jewish source without being reminded. And they still have lessons to teach, whether we believe in them or not. In this session, we’ll start to piece together this legacy from original sources and contemporary scholars. And, hopefully, to learn more deeply what it means to be Jewish, to love Torah and to understand God. And to have a lot of fun fighting monsters. Or, at least, learning how.

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Jack Zaientz

Author, Storyteller, Temple Beth Emeth
Jack Zaientz is an exciting storyteller, author of the blog “Jewish Monster Hunting,” & the teacher of popular high school and adult classes on Jewish monsters and magic. Jack is VP of Religious Practice at Temple Beth Emeth.


Sunday March 22, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am
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