31 2019

The Origins of Judaism: An Archaeological Perspective

6:30PM - 8:00PM  

Beth Jacob 375 Aberdeen Avenue
Hamilton, ON L8P 2R7

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Beth Jacob Synagogue welcomes Dr. Yonatan Adler, Senior Lecturer at Ariel University.

We all know and cherish the traditional origins of our Jewish Heritage: "Moses received the Torah at Sinai and transmitted it to Joshua, and Joshua to the elders, etc" (Avot 1:1). But what does archaeology have to say about the historical origins of Jewish ritual practices? Dr. Yonatan Adler of Ariel University will present the latest results of his research on ancient mikva'ot, tefillin, stone vessels and more, which point to the very beginnings of practices which form the basis of Judaism as we know it today.