Ayeka: Searching for God in Megillat Esther
Rabbi David Silber / February 21, 2021
Megillat Esther, more than any book of the Bible, lends itself to multiple readings. The session will suggest two readings of the Megilla, in contrast to the reading of the “hidden God.” In one reading God is wholly absent, in the other fully present. We will reflect upon the ethical and theological implications of each.
Rabbi David Silber
David Silber is the founder and dean of Drisha Institute for Jewish Education in New York and Israel. Rabbi Silber received ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He is a recipient of the Covenant Award, for excellence in innovative Jewish education, and is the author of A Passover Haggadah: Go Forth and Learn (Jewish Publication Society 2011) and For Such a Time as This: Biblical Reflections in the Book of Esther (Koren Publishers 2017). He is also a nationally acclaimed lecturer on the Bible. Rabbi Silber is married to Dr. Devora Steinmetz. They have eight children and live in New York City. Click here to access other recorded classes by David Silber.