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Cast a Giant Shadow: Reading Samson in Modern Israel

Dr. Devora Steinmetz / November 16, 2014

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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.




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Dr. Devora Steinmetz

Dr. Devora Steinmetz serves on the faculty of Drisha Institute in the United States and Israel and on the leadership team of Drisha’s new yeshiva in Israel. The founder of Beit Rabban, she is the author of scholarly articles on Talmud, Midrash, and Bible as well as of two books: From Father to Son: Kinship, Conflict, and Continuity in Genesis and Punishment and Freedom: The Rabbinic Construction of Criminal Law. Dr. Steinmetz also serves on the faculty of the Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership. Click here to access podcasts recorded by Devora Steinmetz.


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