Oct 1, 2010

Evening Torah Study Begins with Judges: Nov 1 and 15

Evening Torah Study             
Book of Judges 
Led by Penina Weinberg 
Eitz Chayim             
1st and 3rd Mondays
7:30pm to 8:45pm

Inaugural two part session November 1 and 15
Introduction to Judges
Study of Judges 13-16
After an introduction to Judges, including its relationship to Joshua, we'll dig in to the narrative of Delilah and Samson
including the following
Manoah and his wife (parents of Samson)
the Timnite woman and the zonah of Gaza
Reading Judges 13-16 prior to class is recommended.
Through close reading and active discussion, we will explore the intersection of gender and politics.  Later sessions will study Deborah the judge, Gideon,
Jephthah and his daughter, the Levite and his wife,
the Benjaminites and the daughters of Shiloh

Neither prior text study nor knowledge of Hebrew is required.
Being on time is requested.  Feel free to bring brown bag dinner, snacks, wine.

Please bring your own Tanakh (Bible).
JPS Tanakh is Hebrew and English – no commentary
JPS Study Bible is all English – includes good commentaries
You can print the 1917 JPS Hebrew/English at http://www.mechon-mamre.org/