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Historical Hanukkah with Dr. Naomi Susan Schwartz Jacobs

chanukah8Back by popular demand! Historical Hanukkah Class with Dr. Naomi Susan Schwartz Jacobs.

The actual circumstances surrounding the Hanukkah story are far more complex than one might think. Why exactly did the persecution take place? Why were the Jews able to create an independent state? Why did the later Rabbis despise the Maccabees?

Class will include selections from 2 Maccabees. Class will take place 7:00 -9:00 pm on Monday, December 15th at Bonai Shalom. Suggested donation $10.

About Naomi Susan Schwartz Jacobs

Dr, Naomi Susan Schwartz Jacobs is both an internationally recognized scholar of Ancient Judaism and a popular community Jewish educator, teaching both adults and children Hebrew, Jewish history, and a wide range of Jewish texts, including fascinating material that did not make into the biblical canon,such as the Dead Sea Scrolls. She has also taught at Durham University (UK), and Washington University in Saint Louis. Additionally, she is a local artist who has shown her work at area events and most recently at Congregation Bonai Shalom's Sisterhood Gift Shop.

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