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Back to Reality with Parashat Vayikra

Dr. Tamar Kadari
| 19/03/2019
Ritual
Shavua Tov @ Schechter
Symbols and Rituals

This week we begin the book of  Vayikra, Leviticus, that deals with the sacrifices that individuals may bring to the Temple.

Dr. Tamar Kadari, Dean of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies and lecturer for Midrash and Aggadah, grounds the often inaccessible stories of sacrifice in reality.  She tells an insightful story of when King Agrippa demanded to have exclusive rights to bring sacrifices to God at the Temple.

Watch the video below to learn more:

Tamar  Kadari  is the Dean of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies and a lecturer for Midrash and Aggadah. She received her PhD in Midrashic literature from Hebrew University and was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at The University of Pennsylvania. In 2009 Dr. Kadari received a grant from the Israeli Science Foundation (ISF) to head a research group preparing a critical edition of Song of Songs Rabbah. Her research interests include biblical women in the eyes of the rabbis, aesthetics and beauty in rabbinic literature and literary readings of midrash. Dr. Kadari is also a sculptor whose work has been exhibited in galleries in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

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