Rosh Hashanah

Holidays on the Wings of Imagination

Dr. Melila Hellner-Eshed

On the place of religious imagination in shaping the holiday


The conversation deals with the role of the creative imagination in shaping Rosh Hashanah in its various incarnations – the Bible, the Midrashim of the Sages, and the Book of Zohar. On religion as the space of imagination, and on the inspiration to learn from creative people blessed with spirit and imagination in the past for our own world.


Dr. Melila Hellner-Eshed is a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, and teaches at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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