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Road to Kingship – SERIES

Posted: 01/30/2019
Road to Kingship – SERIES
Class series, Fall 2019. An exploration of the Samson story, the last 5 chapters of the Book of Judges, and Megillat Ruth as a prelude to the Book of Samuel. These sessions will include a survey of attitudes towards monarchy and the centralization of human authority in other biblical texts- both narratives and biblical poetry.
Idea of Kingship – SERIES

Posted: 03/24/2020
Idea of Kingship – SERIES
The Idea of Kingship.
Class series, Spring 2020
A study of biblical attitudes towards kingship and political power through a study of Megillat Ruth and selections from the Books of Judges and Samuel.
Interpretation and Enactment: Elisha ben Avuya and the Book of Ruth

Posted: 05/19/2019
Interpretation and Enactment: Elisha ben Avuya and the Book of Ruth
Kingship and the Book of Ruth

Posted: 05/19/2019
Kingship and the Book of Ruth
The book of Ruth begins with the "days of the Judges" and concludes with the birth of David. This session explores the connections between the heroic behavior of the characters in Ruth and the ideal kingship as represented by David.
Thoughts on Shavuot

Posted: 06/09/2016
Thoughts on Shavuot
“I am a stranger”: Becoming Ruth

Posted: 05/04/2014
“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?
Thoughts on Megillat Ruth

Posted: 06/29/2012
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
The Emergence of Kingship

Posted: 01/28/2008
The Emergence of Kingship
The Book of Ruth, Part 2: Judah's Choice and The Levirate Marriage
The Kindness of Ruth

Posted: 01/27/2008
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)

Posted: 04/19/2007
Book of Ruth (part 1 of 3 sessions)
We will conduct an in-depth reading of the Book of Ruth.