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Timeless Tales, Modern Sensibilities:

A Deep Look at the Books of Esther and Ruth

Leslie Kuperstein

Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm, PT

February 9, 16, 23 

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

April 20, 27

All courses require a minimum number of learners to proceed. 

Discover contemporary meaning in timeless texts during this 10-lesson course on the stories in the Scrolls of Esther and Ruth. Explore themes of Jewish identity, gender, God’s role in human affairs, and comedy. Delve into the lives of these two heroic women who changed history, leaving a legacy that influences our lives today. 

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: The Book of Esther as History and Literature
Lesson 2: Dismissing Vashti, Introducing Esther
Lesson 3: The Plot Against the Jews
Lesson 4: Confronting the Crisis
Lesson 5: Reversals of Fortune
Lesson 6: Victory and Violence
Lesson 7: Ritual and Revelry
Lesson 8: Fateful Journeys
Lesson 9: In the Fields of Bethlehem
Lesson 10: History and Destiny

Hit "Sacramento" as Region
Registration Fee: $295

$265 for Young Adults (20s/30s),Young at Heart (70+), and Sisterhood Members 
Enter SMF30TT at registration for discount.
Contact Mehrnaz Halimi for information on financial assistance. 
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