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Sunday, March 19 • 10:00 - 10:45
Human Sexuality in the Biblical Narrative

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Unlike some other ancient languages, biblical Hebrew has only one word for love, ahava.  In this presentation I hope to explore some aspects of how the Bible relates to human love and its relationship to heterosexual family life.  Texts from Genesis, Hosea, and Song of Songs will be provided and studied.  In the 21st century, we are exposed to a long history of different concepts of love, from the romantic to the frivolous, and beyond.  For a brief session, we will look at ancient notions of love and sex, hoping that they can be read into our own lives today. 

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Seymour Epstein

Educational Consultant, JDC
Dr. Seymour Epstein (Epi) has been involved in every form of Jewish education throughout a career spanning five decades. He studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Columbia University, Hebrew University, Brandeis University, and U of T (OISE). He worked for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Morocco, Western Europe, and Siberia for 18 years and was the director of Toronto's Board of Jewish Education for 10 years. He... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00 - 10:45
L3 27th Floor

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