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The Road to Kingship

taught by Rabbi David Silber

This event next occurs Sunday, October 27, 10:00AM. Click here to view all 8 occurences.
Sunday, October 27, 10:00AM
Sunday, November 3, 10:00AM
Sunday, November 10, 10:00AM
Sunday, November 17, 10:00AM
Sunday, November 24, 10:00AM
Sunday, December 1, 10:00AM
Sunday, December 8, 10:00AM
Sunday, December 15, 10:00AM
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Tuition is $200, but FREE for Shearith Israel members

An exploration of the Samson story, the last 5 chapters of the Book of Judges, and Megillat Ruth as texts that prepare us for the institution of kingship. The sessions will include a survey of attitudes towards monarchy and the centralization of human authority in other biblical texts—both in narratives and in biblical poetry.

Rabbi David Silber is the Founder and Dean of Drisha Institute for Jewish Education. He received ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He received the Covenant Award in 2000. He is the author of A Passover Haggadah: Go Forth and Learn, published by JPS in 2011, and the newly released For Such a Time as This: Biblical Reflections in the Book of Esther, published by Koren Publishing in 2017 (Hebrew).   

Shearith Israel members can register for FREE - to get the discount code, click here.

If you are not a member, you can register through Drisha's website here.

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Chatham Square Cemetery

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