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Wisdom Class with Yael Kanarek of Beit Toratah

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Date(s) - 11/17/2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


With her project – Toratah, The Regendered Bible – Yael Kanarek has been rewriting the Bible in Hebrew and English by reversing the genders of all characters.  
Tonight we will read closely Taacov’s Dream and the meeting between Taacov and Ayil.

How Awesome is the Place”

Together we will do a close reading of Taacov’s Dream, followed by the meeting of Taacov and Ayil (AKA Jacob and Rachel). We will review the Hebrew meaning of the various names and the role of wells and sheep in the stories.

To read Yael’s op-ed in the Forward, click here.

Yael Kanarek has been a practicing visual artist and jewelry designer working across various media for 30 years, and earned her MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY.  In her work, she explores the role of language and narrative in forming a worldview. In 2016, after a decade of Kabbalah studies in the tradition of Baal Hasulam, and in response to the stunning void of canonical literature that codifies women’s experiences in the sacredshe began rewriting the Torah by reversing the genders of all characters. In 2019Tamar Biala joined the initiative, and in 2020, they started Beit Toratah along with Rabbi Mira Rivera and Rabbi Emily Cohen.   

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