Timeless Tales, Modern Sensibilities: A Deep Look at the Books of Esther and Ruth

Discover contemporary meaning in timeless texts during this ten-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 the course of history, leaving a legacy that influences our lives today.

Table of Contents
Lesson 1: The Book of Esther as History and as 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

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