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Meir Shalev – First Loves in the Bible

Hosted By: The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University

Meir Shalev, celebrated Israeli author, will present this remote free lecture.

The first love in the Bible did not involve a couple. The first kiss in the Bible had nothing to do with love. Overall, the biblical concept of love is much different than how we perceive it today. Meir Shalev will discuss the love life of Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, and Isaac and Rebecca – which is the first mention of love between a man and a woman in the history of Jewish text and literature.

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Meir Shalev

One of Israel’s most celebrated novelists, Meir Shalev was born in 1948 in Nahalal, Israel’s first moshav. He is a bestselling author in Israel, Holland, and Germany; and he has been translated into more than twenty languages. His books include Two She Bears (2016), My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner, A Pigeon and a Boy, The Loves of Judith (Four Meals), Fontanelle, Alone In the Desert, and Esau. Russian Romance (The Blue Mountain) is one of the top five bestsellers in Israeli history and was reprinted in 2011. His most recent novel, Two She Bears, is an unconventional literary thriller about two murders – one committed as an act of vengeance and the second as an act of retribution. Shalev has also written twelve children’s books, as well as four collections of essays.He studied Psychology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and produced and hosted several radio and television programs.
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The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University

The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University connects the academic world and Northeast Ohio's wider community through innovative and engaging programming. Adults of all ages pursue their love of learning by participating in courses and lectures with internationally renowned scholars and local experts who share their cutting-edge research and current topics of interest.
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