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David and Saul: Jealousy, Pursuit and the Challenge of Morality (I Samuel)

Hosted By: Pardes

This is a class that studies the writings of Neviim (Prophets). This year we are studying the book of I Samuel. Our semester joins the narrative as David is running from Saul. We will follow David and the moral challenges that he encounters, until he is crowned king over Israel. All texts are provided in Hebrew and English. We cover 1-2 chapters per class.

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Rabbi Alex Israel

Rabbi Alex Israel is an author, Tanakh teacher and international lecturer. He is a beloved teacher at Yeshivat Eretz Hatzvi, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and is Director of the Community Education Program, Summer Program and Online learning at the Pardes Institute. Born and raised in London, Rabbi Israel moved to Israel in 1991 and gained rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate following several years of study at Yeshivat Har Etzion. Rabbi Israel holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education, London, and Bar Ilan University. His books, "I Kings - Torn in Two"(2013) and "II Kings: In a Whirlwind"(2015) have been received with great acclaim by teachers and laypeople. Rabbi Israel has lectured widely at campuses and communities on five continents. He lives in Alon Shevut, Gush Etzion, with his wife Aliza, and their four wonderful children.
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Pardes is a Jewish learning community based in Jerusalem, with programs and events worldwide.
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