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Books and Bridges: Rabbi Avremi Zippel discusses The Hebrew Bible

As part of our religious literacy project, Avremi Zippel, Rabbi at Chabad Lubavitch of Utah, will discuss the wonders of the Hebrew Bible — how it is put together, its diverse messages on faith, ethics, and creation, its contribution to world literature, and the wisdom that Jews and non-Jews can draw from it. Western society often views this scripture, sometimes called the Old Testament, through a Christian lens. But Rabbi Zippel will challenge these assumptions and provide surprising ways to look at this world-changing text. A Q&A and refreshments will follow. The lecture is free, open to the public, and made possible by a grant from Utah Humanities.

This event is organized by Books & Bridges — a community institute of ideas and conversation. Our mission is to facilitate discussion on the best of human thought. We explore the wisdoms of the world and apply them to modern life. We have no political, religious or ideological affiliation. In a society divided by uncivil discourse, the beauty of the humanities—novels, history, philosophy, poetry, ethics and epics—lifts us to our better angels. In our busy world we need space for friends and fellow learners to do a little more heart-to-heart and mind-to-mind.

Part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT 84102