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Moses, A Stranger Among Us: A Conversation with Rabbi Maurice Harris

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Free
book over of Moses, a stranger among us
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
1-2:00 p.m. EDT
 
In his book, Moses: A Stranger among Us, Rabbi Maurice Harris leads us to look beyond familiar and popular portrayals of Moses so that we can discover the Moses whose lesser-known attributes and experiences provide us with surprisingly fresh ethical and spiritual guidance. You may have seen Rabbi Harris sharing his perspective about Moses on Netflix’s new docudrama series, Testament: The Story of Moses.
book over of Moses, a stranger among us
 
Now, you have an opportunity to ask your questions about this complex prophet with Rabbi Harris himself! Join us for a conversation between Ritualwell’s Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer and Rabbi Harris, focused on understanding Moses through traditional religious interpretations, academic Bible scholarship, psychological and sociological analysis, feminist readings, and more. Participants will have the chance to ask questions, join the conversation and write your own creative midrash about Moses’ legacy.
 
We’ll draw names of everyone who joins us and raffle off two autographed copies of Moses: A Stranger among Us! 
 
The session will be recorded and sent to participants. We encourage live attendance for you to get the most out of the experience.
 
 
Rabbi Maurice Harris is a white skinned man wearing a colorful kippt, blue shirt and glasses. he smiles at the camera.
Ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2003, Rabbi Maurice Harris is Associate Director for Thriving Communities and Israel Affairs Specialist at Reconstructing Judaism. Previously, Maurice served as Associate Rabbi and Head of School at Temple Beth Israel in Eugene, OR. Maurice is the author of three books: Moses: A Stranger Among Us (2012), Leviticus: You Have No Idea (2013), and The Forgotten Sage: Rabbi Joshua ben Hananiah and the Birth of Judaism as We Know It (2019), all from Cascade Books. He blogs at theaccidentalrabbi.substack.com.
 
 
 
 

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Date:
April 17
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Maurice Harris

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Zoom

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