Sister Wives? Sarah, Hagar, and the Day of Judgment

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Date(s) - 09/10/2015
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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The banishment of Ishmael and the Binding of Isaac – read on the first and second days of Rosh HaShanah respectively – are often seen as companion stories of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his own children for God. But what of the mothers in these stories, Sarah and Hagar?  We will examine the two characters, their differences as well as uncanny similarities, in order to understand the root of their opposition to each other.

Miriam Gedwiser

Thursday, September 10, 1:00 – 2:00pm

Tuition: $20; financial assistance available.

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