Torah Flora

Sunday, August 20, 2017 • 28 Av 5777

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Torah and Jewish History Through Food and Drink

Join Dr. Jon Greenberg
Biblical and Talmudic botanist
Sunday evening, August 20 at 8:00 pm
 
Admission is $15
Reservation deadline  Monday August 14
Register on the BAYT website: www.bayt.ca
 
Enjoy sampling food and drinks as you learn about many topics including:
 

How a Jewish refugee taught Americans that tomatoes are not poisonous, paving the way for pizza and ketchup.

How did the expression "land of milk and honey" change from a blessing for Moses to a curse for Isaiah?

How did the apple tree become a symbol of religious faith?

The "etrog problem," a test case for conflicts between Torah and science

 
About Dr. Greenberg
Jon Greenberg earned his Ph.D. in agronomy at Cornell University, studied at Yeshivat HaMivtar in Jerusalem, and conducted research at the US Dept. of Agriculture and University of Pennsylvania. He speaks frequently at synagogues and botanical gardens and writes about plants, nature, and agriculture in Torah at TorahFlora.org. Contact: jon@torahflora.org.A

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