4 2016

Books&Bagels- The Grammar of God

10:30AM - 11:30AM  

Anche Emeth Memorial Temple 222 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Contact Heather Kibel

Aviya Kushner grew up in a Hebrew-speaking family, reading the Bible in the original Hebrew and debating its meaning over the dinner table. She knew much of it by heart- and was therefore surprised when she took the novelist Marilynne Robinson's class on the Old Testament and discovered she barely recognized the text she thought she knew so well. From difference in the Ten Commandments to a less ambiguous reading of the creation story, the English translation often felt like another book entirely from the one she had grown up with.