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Sunday, February 17 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Love Is Stronger Than Death: Unusual Uses of The Song of Songs

The Song of Songs has become the quintessential language of love poetry in Jewish culture.  As much as Rabbinic sources want to keep this canonical book in an allegorical box (referring only to the love between God and the Jewish People), the imagery and words of the book have been employed in a variety of other uses in Jewish tradition and ritual, including some rather unexpected places.  We will study selected passages together, addressing the unusual connections between love and death. (T)

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Suzanne Griffel

Suzanne Griffel is a hospice rabbi at Midwest Palliative & Hospice Care Center, and is also a member of the Lomdim Chavurah and the Progressive Chevra Kadisha. She is grateful for the privilege of accompanying patients and families through journeys of illness, death, and loss, and... Read More →
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Michael Slater

Michael Slater is president of the board of Kavod v’Nichum. He is a founding member of the Progressive Chevra Kadisha in the Chicago area and is a longtime member of Lomdim Chavurah. He is an emergency medicine physician with Sinai Health Systems, on faculty at Rosalind... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Terrace Room Inner Circle, Floor 2