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Royal Women: Biblical Midrash on Tamar, Ruth, Michal and Batsheva

Hosted By: The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Tamar and Ruth, both outsiders to the Israelites, are ancestresses of the royal house. Michal and Batsheva, wives of David, have their own roles in shaping the future. In these sessions, we’ll encounter ancient and medieval midrash (interpretative stories that elaborate on the biblical narrative) as well as contemporary midrash on the lives of these four powerful women connected by the lineage of King David. We’ll consider art as well as written midrash, we’ll ask questions of the biblical text and the commentaries, and we’ll ask our own questions about what these women can teach us today.

This is a weekly class on 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, and 8/3. Sign-up permitted after the first class.

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Rabbi Jill Hammer

Rabbi Jill Hammer, PhD, author, scholar, midrashist, ritualist, poet, and dreamworker, is the Director of Spiritual Education at the Academy for Jewish Religion (ajrsem.org), and co-founder of the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute (kohenet.org). Her new book on Jewish mysticism is titled Return to the Place: The Magic, Meditation, and Mystery of Sefer Yetzirah. Rabbi Hammer is also the author of other books including The Hebrew Priestess: Ancient and New Visions of Jewish Women’s Spiritual Leadership (with Taya Shere), The Jewish Book of Days: A Companion for all Seasons, Sisters at Sinai: New Tales of Biblical Women, and The Book of Earth and Other Mysteries, as well as poems, stories, essays and academic articles published in various journals and anthologies.
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The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Melton is a pluralistic Jewish educational network that engages adult learners in accessible study of Jewish texts and ideas.
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