Karen and I remind all our Seraphic friends that the the Third Annual Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture takes place this coming:
Sunday, June 11, 2006.
The Young Israel of Century City
9317 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Time: 10:00 AM
The lecture is free.
The Avrech Family & Friends are honored to present as our guest lecturer:
Mrs. Friedman is a world renowned scholar on The Five Books of Moses, and The Prophets.
The title of her lecture is: How Can We Come to Know G-d?
What does “knowledge” mean in the Bible? How do our ancestors come to “know” G-d in biblical times? In an age devoid of prophecy and open Divine revelation, how can each of us come to “know” G-d today?
Through an exploration of selected Torah texts as well as Midrashic and medieval commentaries, we will explore how the Torah defines and guides the relationship between G-d and human beings.
Mrs. Friedman was inspired to explore this topic by some of Ariel’s comments ZT’L in his article Bringing Purim Into Pesach on p. 113 of The Book of Ariel.
Rachel Friedman is Director of the Yesodot Foundations Program at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education in New York City.
Rachel is lead author of Joshua of the Tanach Yomi , Daily Torah Study series published by AMIT. She also contributes to each of the Tanach Yomi volumes on the Five Books of Moses.
Rachel has taught Bible at the Frisch School and at the Ma’ayanot Women’s Adult Education Program in Northern New Jersey. She has also practiced law at major law firms including Weil Gotshal & Manges in New York City.
Rachel has an MA in Bible from the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University and a JD from Columbia University School of Law. She also did graduate work at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
A delicious brunch will follow the lecture.
We look forward to seeing many Seraphic friends at the lecture.
Karen and I wish everyone a lovely and meaningful Shabbos.