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Women of the Exodus: Resistance and Grace

Hosted By: The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

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The women of the Exodus stories are instrumental in bringing liberation to the Hebrews.  Through midwifery and courage, misdirection and trickery, private acts and public ones, they make redemption possible.  Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning will study biblical texts and midrashim on these women— the midwives Shifrah and Puah, the mother and daughter Yocheved and Miriam, and Pharaoh’s daughter— and consider Jewish tradition’s view of them.  Participants will also share their own perceptions of them through discussion and a creative writing exercise.  You will also develop greater intimacy with the women characters of the first chapters of Exodus, in preparation for Passover.  

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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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