Yael Balaban // Who Needs a Miracle?


Who Needs a Miracle?

Shulamith Hareven’s novella The Miracle Hater is a modern midrash on the story of Exodus. In this beautiful and thought provoking retelling, Moses’s miracles are questioned and criticized, raising ever relevant questions about leadership and responsibility. Yael Balaban introduces this fascinating story and leads a discussion about divine intervention and human agency, faith and modern Jewish community life.



Yael Balaban received her Ph.D. from the Department of Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and currently teaches at Levinsky College of Education in Israel. Her research examines how sensory experience, including art and music, are represented in literature, and she teaches widely in the field of modern Jewish literature, with a focus on Hebrew fiction.



Tuesday, October 13, 7:30 PM

Congregation M’kor Shalom
850 E. Evesham Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.

Click here to download a printable flyer [pdf].

Part of our year-long series of public programs, Jews Beyond Reason: Celebrating Emotion, the Unconscious, and Other Dimensions of Jews' Inner Lives. In partnership with local host institutions, our aim is to connect fellows and colleagues with non-academic audiences in a spirit of shared exploration and mutual engagement.

Event Location: 

Congregation M’kor Shalom, Cherry Hill, NJ

Event Date and Time: 
October 13, 2015 7:30pm