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The Road to Kingship

taught by Rabbi David Silber

 

 

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.

Beth Olam Cemetery

Beth Olam Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens has provided for the burials of our congregation since 1851 and will continue to do so for many years to come.

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Crosby Street Synagogue

 In 1834 the congregation built a new synagogue on Crosby Street, between Broom and Spring Street.

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