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Lean Out: Flawed Leadership in the Book of Judges (part 1 of 7 session course)

Posted: 07/01/2015
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

Posted: 11/16/2014
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.
The Book of Samuel Through the Lens of the Book of Judges (part 1 of a 20-session course)

Posted: 10/25/2011
The Book of Samuel Through the Lens of the Book of Judges (part 1 of a 20-session course)
Click here to listen to the other class sessions. We will gain new insight into the Book of Samuel as we examine it through the lens of the Book of Judges.
Book of Judges (part 1 of 24 sessions)

Posted: 10/03/2013
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.