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Lean Out: Flawed Leadership in the Book of Judges (part 1 of 7 session course)
Lean Out: Flawed Leadership in the Book of Judges (part 1 of 7 session course)
Click here to listen to the other class sessions. We will study the Book of Shoftim (Judges) as a portrayal of flawed leadership. We will focus on Devorah, Gideon, Yiftach, and Shimshon and analyze their strengths and failures.
Cast a Giant Shadow: Reading Samson in Modern Israel
Cast a Giant Shadow: Reading Samson in Modern Israel
How do stories of the ancient past inform the political choices of the present? This podcast examines the story of Samson (Judges 13-16) through the writings of the Revisionist Zionist thinker Ze'ev (Vladimir) Jabotinsky and the contemporary Israeli novelist David Grossman.
Samson: A Study of Strength and Vulnerability (part 1 of a 3-session course)
Samson: A Study of Strength and Vulnerability (part 1 of a 3-session course)
Click here to listen to the other class sessions. Analyzing the character of Samson as he emerges from the biblical text and rabbinic traditions.  
Playing by the Rules: Samson’s Mission
Playing by the Rules: Samson’s Mission
Samson, strong man and lover of Philistine women, is a unique character in the Bible. Is he a hero and an anti-hero? This podcast studies this unusual story and discuss its place within the Book of Judges and the Bible as a whole.
Book of Judges (part 1 of 24 sessions)
Book of Judges (part 1 of 24 sessions)
Click here to listen to the other class sessions. The Book of Shofetim forms a bridge between Joshua’s conquest of the land and the establishment of the monarchy. We will analyze the book with particular attention to the charismatic leaders.