Temple Beth-El

Adult Learning Academy Tuesday Night Symposium: The Song of Songs

Tuesday, April 9, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Song of Songs: Classical and Modern Interpretations of the Bible’s Most Scandalous Book 
Rabbi Brian Stoller & Rabbi Jerry Blum (of Temple Isaiah of Great Neck) 

April 2, 9 & 16 

As erotic love poetry, the Song of Songs’ meaning as a sacred text has been hotly debated by religious readers for centuries. For these 3 weeks leading into Pesach, the holiday on which the Song is customarily read in synagogues, we will study various interpretations of this scandalous book and how they can enrich our spiritual lives in the 21st century. You will be invited to read material outside of our weekly meetings to enhance our class discussions.