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Torah 101 – 2nd Book of Kings
September 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 14, 2020
Torah 101 first meeting 2nd Book of Kings Ch. 1 – Link for the first meeting is here.
Who doesn’t love a good miracle? From chariots of fire to floating ax heads, to the mythical reviving of the dead, join Torah 101 this year for a close reading of the Second Book of Kings. Of the 80 or so miracles in the entire Hebrew Bible, a quarter of them occur in 2 Kings. Why, for example, is a Syrian miraculously cured of Leprosy, while a Hebrew follower of the Prophet Elisha was miraculously stricken with the disease? These baffling questions cry out for answers!!
How did the proper treatment and then release of Syrians prisoners of war lead to the cessation of Syrian raids on Israel? Do our leaders today have such finesse? What is the role of the prophet in speaking truth to power? What can we learn from the Bible’s account of the downfall of Jerusalem?
Join us for spirited and open debate over the meanings that can be deciphered and the relevance for understanding our world today from our sacred Texts. Class will meet over Zoom (either video or only audio by phone) at 9am each Sunday that Bet Midrash is in session. No prior knowledge of texts or Hebrew is required. All are welcome!