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Maureen Kendler

Retelling the Story
Why is this text different from all other texts? The Haggadah recounts the story of the Jews’ exodus from Egypt and is read around the Passover table each year. There are over 4000 known versions in existence; however this one is set to become the most wanted. Edited by Jonathan Safran Foer and translated by Nathan Englander, this Haggadah is filled with essays and commentary from some of the brightest Jewish literary and intellectual voices including Rebecca Goldstein, Jeffrey Goldb...
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Beginnings of Midrash
One of the things the Dead Sea Scrolls have shown is what Jews in ancient times thought about the Bible, even before its last chapters were written. The scrolls have provided some of the most ancient written examples of traditional Jewish interpretation, and a snapshot of how interpretation, known as “Midrash”, arose. James Kugel came to Jewish Book Week 2013 to explore how one interpretation was sometimes specifically created to contradict an earlier one, or to answer a question t...