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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
Rabbi Silber on the Omer Part 2

Posted: 05/07/2019
Rabbi Silber on the Omer Part 2
Rabbi Silber on the Omer Part 1

Posted: 05/07/2019
Rabbi Silber on the Omer Part 1
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.
The Renee and Alexander Bohm Memorial Lecture

Posted: 11/04/2019
The Renee and Alexander Bohm Memorial Lecture
Lecture is sponsored by their grandchildren, Elissa Shay Ordan and Daniel J. Ordan Rabbi Menachem Leibtag on Holidays and Theology in the Biblical Calendar: From a 'Holy Land' to a 'Holy People' Many of the practices of the festivals seem odd or out of place. The imagery of being "judged" in Tishrei, the practice of saying ya'ale ve-yavo on holidays and Rosh Hodesh, our counting both days and weeks in the omer - all of these take on new significance in light of the agricultural roots of the Jewish festivals and the biblical calendar. In this lecture, Rabbi Leibtag explores those, in order to better appreciate the way the calendar has evolved together with the world, and yet preserves its eternal sanctity.
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?
The Omer Festival: Recovering a Lost Holiday and its Surprising Roots

Posted: 03/27/2014
The Omer Festival: Recovering a Lost Holiday and its Surprising Roots
We usually think of the Omer as a commandment to count up to fifty days as a bridge between Passover and Shavuot. What is much less familiar is that in certain post-Biblical works the Omer is considered its own festival. This podcast examines the surprising roots of the Omer. It analyzes passages in rabbinic literature alongside writings from the Dead Sea Scrolls, Philo and the early Church Fathers. Listen and learn about the surprising roots of the Omer Festival!
Thoughts on Shavuot

Posted: 05/13/2013
Thoughts on Shavuot
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
Major Prayers of the Jewish Festivals (part 1 of 3 sessions)

Posted: 07/09/2009
Major Prayers of the Jewish Festivals (part 1 of 3 sessions)
Click here to listen to the other class sessions. The class will focus on the festival amidah and hallel and the prayers for rain and dew.
Hallel: Song and Expression

Posted: 06/09/2009
Hallel: Song and Expression
The Judah and Tamar Episode

Posted: 01/29/2008
The Judah and Tamar Episode
The Book of Ruth, Part 1: Rabbi David Silber explores the intricate relationship of two of Genesis’ most fascinating players, Judah and Tamar.
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.