People of the Books (and the Music and the Art and…)
At the heart of text study is simply the practice of being in conversation with someone else’s creation. We get to explore and connect with another person’s mind and heart, and even better, we get to do that together. Judaism is rooted in parsing, arguing with, learning from, and reinterpreting the stories, laws and other texts that have formed our history and tradition. And what’s especially cool is that we can do all of that with whatever texts we want, from Octavia Butler to the Muppet Show to a Bernie Sanders meme. In this session, we’ll travel the limitless universe of text and the many wonderful conversations we can have across time and space.