Mar 18, 2010
Speaker: Professor James Kugel, Director of
the Institute for the History of the Jewish Bible, Bar Ilan
Location: Temple Shalom; Chevy Chase, MD
Some of the most familiar holidays in the Jewish calendar look very different in the light of biblical research. What is more, the Dead Sea Scrolls have revealed that, compared with the "Jewish calendar" we use today, Jews in late biblical times used an entirely different calendar—one in which the holidays were never "late this year.” What are Jews today to make of these findings?