• December 8, 2019
  • 10 5780, Kislev
  • פרשת וישלח

Profile: Ibn Ezra

Profile: Ibn Ezra

Join Rabbi David Sedley as he explores the life, writings and teachings (in the context of Jewish and non-Jewish history and thought) of Rabbi Avraham ben Meir Ibn Ezra, or simply, Ibn Ezra.  

July 30, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Class description

In this class we speak about Rabbi Avraham ibn Ezra, his travels and travails, his son (who may have became a Muslim, but probably didn’t), his poetry, and of course his commentary on the Chumash.

August 6, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Class description

In this class we learn about Rabbi Avraham ibn Ezra as a philosopher and some of his ideas and statements that were considered heretical. We also look at his understanding of demons, and how, according to Rabbi Moshe Taku, the demons killed him in the end, despite his disbelief.

Rabbi David Sedley lives in Jerusalem with his wife and six children. He was born and raised in New Zealand before making Aliya in 1992. He left Israel temporarily (for eight years) to serve as a communal Rabbi in Scotland and England and returned to Israel in 2004. He has translated Rabbeinu Yonah's commentary on Pirkei Avos and is the co-author of Sefiros: Spiritual Refinement Through Counting the Omer (both Judaica Press). Over the years Rabbi Sedley has worked as a journalist, a translator, a video director and in online reputation management. He also writes a weekly Torah blog on the Times of Israel - https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/author/david-sedley.