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The Courtier Moment: Queen Esther’s Defining Role

Hosted By: Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

High stakes that were full of intrigue and drama, shaped some of the most famous stories in the bible as our ancestors maneuvered around various royal courts. Explore the biblical stories that focus on the royal adventures of Joseph, Moses, Daniel, Mordechai, and Queen Esther as they straddled two universes simultaneously. Discover the toll and cost on their lives as they protected, supported, and advocated for their people. Uncover the vast wealth in this genre of biblical literature. These stories are like a good book that you just don’t want to put down!

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Dr. Erica Brown

Dr. Erica Brown is the director of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership and an associate professor of curriculum and pedagogy at The George Washington University. Erica was a Jerusalem Fellow, is a faculty member of the Wexner Foundation, an Avi Chai Fellow and the recipient of the 2009 Covenant Award for her work in education. She is the author of twelve books on leadership, the Hebrew Bible and spirituality; her newest book is The Book of Esther: Power, Fate and Fragility in Exile (Koren). She has been published in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Tablet, First Things, and The Jewish Review of Books and wrote a monthly column for the New York Jewish Week. She has blogged for Psychology Today, Newsweek/Washington Post’s “On Faith” and JTA and tweeted on one page of Talmud study a day at DrEricaBrown.
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Melton

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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