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Sunday, February 16 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Hebrew and Greek Esther: The Megillah in the Hebrew Bible and the Apocrypha

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The Greek version of the Book of Esther contains both many omissions and many additions when compared with the Hebrew text.  The author of the Greek Esther seems to have tried to resolve issues in the original story that troubled him, and composed these verses to achieve that goal. What troubled him and how he transformed Esther are questions that we will explore while gazing through this fascinating window into the world of Greek-speaking Jews of the period.  Participants should be familiar with the Book of Esther as it appears in the Hebrew Bible.

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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 at the Institute of Jewish Spirituality is at the heart of all of her work. See her website, www.rabbimollykarp.com, to learn more about her work and training.


Sunday February 16, 2014 10:00am - 11:15am
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