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Sunday, August 11 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
The Torah of the Lord of the Rings

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Location: Room 155
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was a philologist who borrowed from Biblical Hebrew for many of the character’s names in his famous trilogy. We will learn the Hebrew basis of Bilbo, Frodo, Gandalf, Sauron, Saruman, Tom Bombadil and even Tolkien’s own name. There is no better place that Hobbit-country itself to understand how Jewish ideas lie embedded in this epic novel.

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avatar for Raphael Zarum

Raphael Zarum

Raphael Zarum is Dean of the London School of Jewish Studies and has a huge reputation in the Modern Orthodox community as well as Jewish communities across the Jewish world. He has an MA in Education, a PhD in Theoretical Physics, is a graduate of the Mandel Leadership Institute... Read More →


Sunday August 11, 2013 5:15pm - 6:15pm PDT
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