Analysis of the Book of Ruth
|Dates:||Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
|Time:||7:30 pm - 9:00 pm|
Ruth was an amazing person who lived by the highest ethical standards. Her book really touches the heart. It is traditional to read from the Book of Ruth at Shavout.
In this 3-session class, we will read and discuss Ruth's story and learn why we read it on Shavuot. Reading carefully we may find we have some questions. Did Ruth do the right thing following her mother-in-law Naomi's faith? What exactly was the relationship between Ruth and Boaz?
No Hebrew is required.
Free and open to all interested.
About the speaker:
Steven Kaplan is Rabbi Emeritus at Temple Beth Torah in Fremont, California. He was previously involved in the Ethiopian Jewry Rescue Movement to take Ethiopian Jews to Israel. He was selected to represent the Bay Area on a mission to Ethiopia and Israel in the fall of 1981. He remained active in the movement for twelve years. Rabbi Kaplan has participated in all aspects of congregational life. This is his second year teaching classes here at Shir Hadash, where he is also a member.
Please reserve your place by contacting Patty at email@example.com or the Temple Office (408) 358-1751 x7.