Women’s Study Group with Rav Claudia – Oct 29
August 22nd, 2012 | General News
In the Talmud we learn: ‘Forty-eight prophets and seven prophetesses prophesied to Israel….’ Who were these seven prophetesses? They were Sarah, Miriam, Deborah, Hannah, Abigail, Hulda and Esther.
These seven women are also the ushpizot (spiritual guests) that we invite into our Sukkah together with the traditional ushpizin during the Holiday of Sukkot.
During this year women’s study group sessions we will learn about each of these women,
focusing on the question of why these women are named as prophetesses by the Rabbis.
- What kind of role model are they and what do each of them represent?
- In which ways do their voices shape our tradition?
- In which ways can we make their voices and their female influences in our
tradition stronger and more central for our community?
When learning about each of these women, we will look at both traditional and contemporary interpretations. These sessions will be text oriented. No Hebrew skills are needed.
All texts will be provided with translation.
All TBZ women are welcome to come to one or all sessions.
Of course, attending all sessions is encouraged.
This year we will have 6 Women’s Study Group sessions and 1 Women’s Day Retreat.
Please register on-line (for each session)
We need 10 students to hold each session. If you do not receive a cancellation email,
you can be assured that the session will take place. All sessions are held at TBZ in the small dining room.