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Ruach HaYam study: Judith - Warrior, Priestess, Savior, Femme Fatale? PART TWO

Thursday, September 19, 2019 19 Elul 5779

6:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Everyone has heard of Judith. Isn’t she the woman who separated Holofernes from his head? And something or other about Hanukkah? Join us at Ruach HaYam (a queer Havurah based in Cambridge, MA) for a two session study of the book of Judith. Each class will be different – come to one or both as your time permits. Classes held @ Congregation Eitz Chayim.
Judith is a woman who has been called warrior, priestess, feminist icon, slave of the patriarchy, icon of piety and celibacy, seductress, femme fatale, independent, wise, androgynous. Indeed Judith may be the woman of the bible/Jewish tradition who has had the most contradictory reception. Judith is a fascinating study in herself, as well as a good lesson on how we read our own values into the text.
Note: Ruach HaYam study sessions provide a queer Jewish look at text and are welcoming to LGBTQ+ and allies, to any learning or faith background, to all bodies, and friendly to beginners.
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