Wednesday | May 18 | 6pm (11am EDT) | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
The end of the Book of Leviticus will be marked by the book launch of Aviva Zornbergs new book about Sefer Vayikra. Join Avivah and Ilana Kurshan as they discuss this new book and the world of Torah study behind it.
We will read the book of Leviticus as a text haunted by the catastrophe of the Golden Calf.
In this book of order and holiness, we will trace the post-traumatic presence of the idol that disrupted the Revelation at Sinai. Rather than being simply a regrettable episode of the past, the Golden Calf becomes an essential element in the story. This is the crisis whose effects are to remain diffused through the generations. Veiled in the text of Leviticus and revealed in the midrash, the troubling continuity of the Calf acts a reminder of the dynamic role played by failure and loss in a richer human history.