Deborah Kahn-Harris is currently Principal of Leo Baeck College and co-hosts an intra-Jewish dialogue project with her husband, Dr. Keith Kahn-Harris. Her PhD, entitled ‘A Hammer for Shattering Rock: Employing Classical Rabbinic Hermeneutics to Fashion Contemporary Feminist Commentary on the Bible’ was completed during summer 2011.
Inspired by the Bible
David Maine conveyed Cain’s anguish in the beautiful Fallen and Noah’s wife and children’s dismay in the humorous Flood. The Genizah at the House of Shepher is Tamar Yellin’s thriller about a missing biblical codex and the search for the true text of the Bible. They spoke about finding their inspiration in the sacred text.
The Aleppo Codex
Matti Friedman investigates the fate of a coveted 1,100-year-old Bible manuscript that was hidden in a Syrian synagogue for 600 years. He discussed the journeys of The Aleppo Codex — for Jews of faith the singular and perfect version of the divine word — and addressed two modern-day mysteries: How did it move from a dark grotto in Syria to Jerusalem in the 1950s? And what happened to 200 missing pages, 40 per cent of the total, which have been sought by scholars and collectors for...