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D’tazch, Adash, B’Ahav: A Key to Understanding the Plagues with Sam Fleischacker

March 25, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

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Do the plagues in the exodus story have any structure, or are they just ten different ways of trying to get the Egyptians to let the Israelites go? The rabbis suggested that they do have a structure and it is the point of the d’tzach, adash, bahav section of the Haggadah. We’ll explore this theory, which was developed in an especially deep and meaningful way by Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch.

Member fee $15, or included in Friday morning package; non-member fee $25

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Ph: 312-626-6799 | Meeting ID: 865 1771 6805 | Passcode: 1224

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SAMUEL FLEISCHACKER is LAS Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC). His writings include Divine Teaching and the Way of the World (Oxford, 2011), and The Good and the Good Book: Revelation as a Guide to Life (Oxford, 2015), and Being Me Being You: Adam Smith and Empathy (Routledge, 2019). Sam received his Ph.D. from the Philosophy Department at Yale University, and taught at Williams College before coming to UIC.


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