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Sunday, November 17 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Thoreau's Secret and the Language of the Jews: A Midrash on Walden

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Surprise! Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) heavily influenced Henry David Thoreau's famous book, Walden. Explore his secret Hebrew studies at 19th-century Harvard with close readings from both texts. Learn how the Transcendentalist used ideas and actual verses from Kohelet.

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Natasha Shabat

Natasha Shabat is an independent scholar, writer, and photographer, based in Concord, MA, who teaches Biblical & Modern Hebrew to adults. She is currently writing a book on Hebrew education at Harvard in the 19th century. She has a B.A. from Harvard in Near Eastern Languages & Ci... Read More →


Sunday November 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
G-16 384 Harvard Campus