Temple Concord will co-sponsor the virtual lecture “The Bible as a Resource for a Time of Crisis” on Saturday, December 11, at noon. The lecture will be given by Rabbi Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Effie Wise Ochs Professor of Biblical Literature and History at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion’s Skirball Campus in Los Angeles and the editor of “The Torah: A Women’s Commentary.” Click here to register for the event.
Cohn Eskenazi was the first woman appointed as professor to the rabbinical faculty of HUC-JIR. Her book “The Torah: A Women’s Commentary” won the top prize at the 2008 National Jewish Book Awards. The commentary includes contributions from hundreds of women scholars, clergy and poets, and has brought the voices and visions of women to the interpretation of the Torah in the 21st century. Her most recent book, a commentary on Ruth (the “JPS Bible Commentary: Ruth” (with the late Tikva Frymer-Kensky), won the National Jewish Book Award for Women Studies in 2012.