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Sunday, June 16 • 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Naming and shaming: narratives around names in the Torah

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Judaism makes a pretty big deal about names. Many people refer to God as ‘the Name’ (‘Hashem’). The Bible includes many lists of names and many stories suggesting the origin or aptness of a particular name: the babble of Babylon, Adam from the earth, and the laughter heralding Isaac. What are these stories all about? This question will carry us on a journey among text, taboo, cultural conflict, word play, and the ultimate quest for meaning.

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Joel Nothman

Joel’s fascination with language has cut across interests in linguistics, computing, Judaism, education, and song. He consults as a data scientist within the University of Sydney, where he did his PhD in natural language processing and subsequently lectured. He enjoys sharing his... Read More →

Sunday June 16, 2019 6:45pm - 7:45pm PDT
Room 7

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