The Role of Snakes and Serpents in Jewish Texts

Date: January 16, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Boulder JCC
6007 Oreg Ave
Contact: Jodi ZicklinEmail:

Presented by: Rabbi Jamie Korngold
Historically, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin through sloughing, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. In Jewish texts, the snake has a fascinating and complex role in the narrative of the Torah. They are blamed for Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden, and sent to bite the Children of Israel to punish them for complaining to God in the desert. In the showdown with Pharaoh, Moses transforms his staff into a snake. Join Rabbi Jamie Korngold to look at the texts together and try to understand why the snake is so reviled. Presented in partnership with Haver, Boulder Rabbinic Council.

Thursday, January 16 | 12 - 2 pm | $15 until 48 hours before the event, $20 | REGISTER HERE
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