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Me’ah Select: The Exodus in Historical Perspective
September 25, 2017 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:45 pm on Monday, repeating until December 11, 2017
with Rabbi Jay Berkovitz, PhD
This course directs its attention to the historical background of the enslavement of the Israelites in Egypt until the liberation from slavery.
Monday evenings, 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
10 Sessions: Sept 25, Oct 2, 16, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, Dec. 11
Tuition: $275 per semester / $525 enrollment in both semesters
Readings will draw from Biblical sources (Pentateuch, Prophets, and Hagiographa); rabbinic literature, Midrash; and literature surrounding challenges to the historicity of the enslavement and exodus narratives. Topics will include the entanglement with Egyptian culture, Israelite leadership, the pivotal role of women, the impact of persecution, and the biblical memory of the Exodus.