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Sunday, February 17 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
The Ancestors of the Messiah: Pushing the Boundaries Towards Redemption

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Ruth takes enormous risk in choosing Judaism, and she is rewarded. Her descendants are among the most powerful figures in Jewish history: King David and the Messiah. This interactive text session will look at the ancestors of Ruth and Boaz, namely Lot’s daughters, Judah and Tamar. We will explore texts showing how they pushed boundaries and took risks, and how their personality traits were passed down to Ruth - and perhaps even to her descendant, the Messiah.

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Shoshana Boyd Gelfand

Shoshana Boyd Gelfand is Director of JHub, a program of the Pears Foundation. Previously, she was the CEO of the UK Movement for Reform Judaism and Vice President of the Wexner Heritage Foundation. Shoshana received rabbinical ordination in 1993 from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She writes a monthly column for the London Jewish Chronicle and also appears regularly on BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought. Her first children’s book, The... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Princeton concourse level