22 2018

Who Was Rabbi Akiva and Why Should He Matter to Jews Today?

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

Congregation B'nai Jacob 75 Rimmon Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525

Contact Rosalind Atkins

Dr. Barry Holtz, Professor, JTS, will speak about his acclaimed new biography of Rabbi Akiva. Rabbi Akiva, allegedly illiterate until the age of 40, became the leading scholar and hero of rabbinic literature. Dr. Holtz will discuss what writing a biography of a figure from the distant past entails and how the stories of Akiva's life can speak to us today.