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Saturday, February 15 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
The Book of Esther: Purim Torah, Fairy Tale, Satire or History?

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Setting the stage for rollicking Purim fun, the Book of Esther can be taken at face value, but also has many layers of hidden meanings waiting to be revealed. Beloved by the people yet reviled by the rabbis, Esther almost did not make it into the canon of the Hebrew Bible, for reasons that we will explore together. We will read Esther closely, focusing on the words on the page to see what they say, what they might mean, and what they can mean to us. For the open-minded only.

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Molly Karp

Molly Karp is a passionate teacher of many facets of Judaism. She serves as the rabbi of Temple Beth El in Oneonta, NY, and is the Director of Student Life at the Ivry Prozdor High School of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Her training in Mindfulness Practice and Jewish Spirituality... Read More →


Saturday February 15, 2014 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Glenbrook

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