April 19, 2015
Get ready for Shavuot with one of Bible’s most beautifully subversive books. What exactly is Ruth and Naomi’s complex plan about? Who were the historical Moabites and what is Ruth’s radical stance about them? When was Ruth written and could it have been written by a woman? Join Dr. Naomi Susan Schwartz Jacobs as she explores the story of her namesake.
May 17th 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Congregation Bonai Shalom. $10 members / $15 non-members.
Shavuot begins this Saturday night, June 4. There is a Kabbalah-based custom to remain awake the first night of Shavuot, studying Torah. Get ready to pull an all-nighter.
The Omer helps navigate the unknown terrain between Pesach and Shavuot, which is why it may be both an exciting and daunting time. We are meant to ascend, both temporally and inwardly, the space between being in Egypt and arriving at Mount Sinai.