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Thoughts on Shavuot
Thoughts on Shavuot
“I am a stranger”: Becoming Ruth
“I am a stranger”: Becoming Ruth
Ruth is a stranger in more senses than one. Who is this unknown woman who is destined to become mother of royalty? What is the process by which she finds her way into a foreign religious tradition?
The Omer Festival: Recovering a Lost Holiday and its Surprising Roots
The Omer Festival: Recovering a Lost Holiday and its Surprising Roots
We usually think of the Omer as a commandment to count up to fifty days as a bridge between Passover and Shavuot. What is much less familiar is that in certain post-Biblical works the Omer is considered its own festival. This podcast examines the surprising roots of the Omer. It analyzes passages in rabbinic literature alongside writings from the Dead Sea Scrolls, Philo and the early Church Fathers. Listen and learn about the surprising roots of the Omer Festival!
Thoughts on Shavuot
Thoughts on Shavuot
Thoughts on Megillat Ruth
Thoughts on Megillat Ruth
How does Megillat Ruth show that female friendship can be a vehicle for redemption? Sponsored in Loving Memory of our Father, Gabriel Sharon, z"l
Major Prayers of the Jewish Festivals (part 1 of 3 sessions)
Major Prayers of the Jewish Festivals (part 1 of 3 sessions)
Click here to listen to the other class sessions. The class will focus on the festival amidah and hallel and the prayers for rain and dew.
Hallel: Song and Expression
Hallel: Song and Expression
The Judah and Tamar Episode
The Judah and Tamar Episode
The Book of Ruth, Part 1: Rabbi David Silber explores the intricate relationship of two of Genesis’ most fascinating players, Judah and Tamar.
The Emergence of Kingship
The Emergence of Kingship
The Book of Ruth, Part 2: Judah's Choice and The Levirate Marriage
The Kindness of Ruth
The Kindness of Ruth
The Book of Ruth, part 3: Restoring the Family and The Compassionate Nation
Book of Ruth (part 1 of 3 sessions)
Book of Ruth (part 1 of 3 sessions)
Click here to listen to the other class sessions. We will conduct an in-depth reading of the Book of Ruth.