Sacrifice and Sensuousness: The Temple and its Ancient Rites as a Source for Creativity and Meaning.
This was an evening of dialogue on May 19, 2019, with Sapir Prize-Winning Author Ruby Namdar. R’ Leon Morris led the conversation. This lecture and podcast was a part of The Marilyn and Sigi z”l Ziering Omer 5779/2019 Pardes Program.
Ruby Namdar was born and raised in Jerusalem to a family of Iranian-Jewish heritage. His first book, Haviv (2000), won The Ministry of Culture's Award for Best First Publication. His novel The Ruined House has won the Sapir Prize, Israel’s most prestigious literary award. He currently lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters and teaches Jewish literature, focusing on Biblical and Talmudic narrative.