Before There Was A King – Book of Judges

Day: Sundays

Date: 10 Sessions

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Cost: $275.00


The book of Judges takes place in the time period following the death of Joshua and during the Jewish nation’s transitional period from tribal society to a monarchy.

In this class we will study the existential and governing challenges faced by the developing Jewish nation during this time period, along with the personalities of the judges – particularly Devora, Gideon, Jephthah and Samson. We will explore their strengths, weaknesses and discuss the overall attitude in the verses toward their leadership and implications for kingship.

The class will begin with the concluding chapters of the Book of Joshua and the nature of his leadership as well.

Co-sponsored by: Shearith Israel / The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
2 West 70th Street

10 sessions:
February 3, 10, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14

Dedicate a class in honor or memory of a loved one or in celebration of an occasion here.
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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.

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