3 Mar 2021
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Ora Wiskind

Dr Ora Wiskind – Michlalah College, Jerusalem
‘On the threshold of being’ – Pesach and the endless challenge of rebirth

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Ora Wiskind received her B.A. from Northwestern University in Comparative literature, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Hebrew literature. She is associate professor and Head of the Graduate Program in Jewish Studies at Michlalah College, Jerusalem. Her research interests include Jewish thought and literary studies, Hasidism, and the interface between scriptural exegesis, culture and hermeneutics. Her latest book, Hasidic Commentary on the Torah (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization-Liverpool University Press, 2018), a National Jewish Book Award finalist, is a wide-ranging study comprehending 200 years of hasidic homiletics (1749-1943).