May 23, 2021 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
This spring in Mitzvah Class, we will discuss the Hebrew Bible and the history of ancient Israel. From the legend of Moses, we’ll move on to the histories of tribal coalitions with elected Judges, the unified then divided (and failed) military kingdoms of Israel, Judea, and the Maccabees. Then we cover her transformations into a non-violent self governing voluntary nation centered on debating the Hebrew Bible.
We will learn how women participated in Israel’s legends and history as prophetesses, a judge, and queens and imagine how the values of women and agricultural civilizations
contributed to the peaceful transformation of Israel from a nation of soldiers and generals to a nation of teachers, doctors, and merchants.