Join Renowned Scholar and Author Judy Klitsner at the Bronfman Center!

Join Renowned Scholar and Author Judy Klitsner at the Bronfman Center! 
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 7:30pm

The Bronfman Center

Join renowned Bible scholar, award-winning author, and Pardes Institute faculty member, Judy Klitsner for a thought-provoking discussion and learning session.

Did Noah and Jonah Share the Same Boat? How Similar Stories Say Opposite Things About the Human Soul: 
The stories of Noah and Jonah share a remarkable number of details, including: water, boats, a divinely-decreed catastrophe, and a prophet's desperate need to escape. These comparisons will lead us to a surprising inverse relationship between the stories, including opposing views on the question: is it really possible for human beings to change?

Light refreshments will be served!
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Judy Klitsner has been teaching Bible and biblical exegesis at Pardes for more than two decades. A disciple of the renowned Torah teacher Nehama Leibowitz, Judy has trained a generation of students in her distinctive method, which weaves together traditional exegesis, modern scholarship, and original interpretations that are informed by close readings of the biblical text. Judy is a frequent international lecturer, and addresses diverse and varied audiences that span the denominational spectrum. She is the author of Subversive Sequels in the Bible: How Biblical Stories Mine and Undermine Each Other. The book was awarded the 2009 Jewish Book Award. More at

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies ( is an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide.