Date(s) - 02/27/2017 - 04/03/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Two of the great Jewish stories of redemption, those of Purim and Passover, share many features: both take place entirely in the Exile, both focus on leaders (Esther and Moses) who spend crucial parts of their lives with concealed identities, both portray redemptions after periods of the seeming absence or powerlessness of divine Providence. In this 4-session course, we will examine these shared characteristics through close readings and kabbalistic understandings of the biblical texts. We will look at the dramatic transformations of both human and divine identity central to both stories.
Taught by Nathaniel Berman and David Silber
4 sessions: February 27, March 6, 27, April 3
Tuition: $100; financial assistance available