David Wolpe in Conversation with Abigail Pogrebin-- September 16th, in New York

The Divided Heart and Real Life of King David: Rabbi David Wolpe speaks about his new book "David: The Divided Heart" at Temple Emanu-el, New York, 7pm. David Wolpe was named by Newsweek as “the most influential rabbi in America,” and one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world by the Jerusalem Post. Journalist Abigail Pogrebin has written for The Forward, Tablet, New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, and Newsweek.
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NEW YORK - Sept. 1, 2014 - PRLog -- Of all the figures in the Bible, David arguably stands out as the most perplexing and enigmatic. He was many things: a warrior who subdued Goliath and the Philistines; a king who united a nation; a poet who created beautiful, sensitive verse; a loyal servant of God who proposed the great Temple and founded the Messianic line; a schemer, deceiver, and adulterer who freely indulged his very human appetites.

David Wolpe, takes a fresh look at biblical David in an attempt to find coherence in his seemingly contradictory actions and impulses. The author questions why David holds such an exalted place in history and legend, and then proceeds to unravel his complex character based on information found in the book of Samuel and later literature. What emerges is a fascinating portrait of an exceptional human being who, despite his many flaws, was truly beloved by God.

Admission: $30 includes a copy of Wolpe’s book, $20 for adults/$25 at Door. Free for students with ID

To purchase tickets go to: www.thejewishweek.com/wolpe-event

Read. Collect. Reflect.

David: The Divided Heart is part of the Jewish Lives Biography Series published by Yale University Press.

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