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The Female Ruse

Women's Deception and Divine Sanction in the Hebrew Bible

Co-sposored by Congregation Or Atid, Congregation B'nai Torah, Temple Shir Tikva, and Temple Israel

Dates: 10 sessions, every other Wednesday beginning January 31

January 31, February 14, February 28, March 14, March 28, April 11, April 25, May 9, May 23, June 6

Time: 10:00am - noon

Location: Congregation Or Atid
               97 Concord Road, Wayland

Registration: Send email to Amy Silverstein ([email protected])

Cost: None for the class
         $30 for the book (order at time of registration)

Dr. Rachel Adelman, Torah scholar, teacher and poet, will lead the discussion using her latest book as our guide for this 10-week course. From Eve to Esther, the Hebrew Bible is replete with gendered tales of trickery. A lie is uttered, a mask donned, a seduction staged, while redemption is propelled forward, guided by the divine hand. Over the course of nine chapters, Ms. Adelman will discuss the many different narratives of deception where God is in cahoots with these feminine agents in advancing the providential plan.

This is an inaugural year for The Metrowest Jewish Women's Study Group! Our goal is to offer engaging educational opportunities to women of all ages. We strive to build Jewish connectedness through shared learning experiences. Please join us!