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Lifelong learning is a central tenet of Judaism and we are finally thrilled to offer you various courses which we hope will pique your interest. Whether you are a veteran adult ed student or a newcomer, we look forward to engaging with you in Torah and the Jewish tradition and making new friends in the process.
You are encouraged to register ahead of time in order that we may provide appropriate materials and to ensure that a class will not be cancelled.
— Rabbi Joshua Samuels
New Class begins May 2019
The Story of King David with instructor Stuart Berman
Wednesday: 7:00-8:30 PM
6 Sessions (May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3)
David was our greatest king and easily the most developed character in the entire Bible. His story (told in Samuel I and II) reads like a great novel filled with adventure, romance, family drama, spiritual significance and more. This course will treat the story as literature, using Robert Alter’s translation and each week we will read a portion and discuss it. We will look at such questions as what were the Israelites like before David united them? What roles did the prophet Samuel and the failed King Saul play in the story? Why was the flawed character of David chosen to be the ancestor of the Messiah? No knowledge of Hebrew is necessary and everyones ideas are welcome.
Please purchase your own copy of Robert Alter’s The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel
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