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What Lies Under the Fig Leaf? Biblical Stories of Clothing and Identity

Sunday, April 24, 2022 23 Nisan 5782

11:15 AM - 12:30 PMTBE

In Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” the invisible suit of clothing tells us much about the character of the emperor as well as that of his subjects. It also reveals the writer’s concerns and values. The symbolic power of clothing, both in what it hides and reveals, has everything to do with identity and how we perceive it. So, as we read biblical stories through the interpretive lens of Midrash, we will gain a powerful sense of what lies under the garment of Torah.

Session 1 - April 24: Garments Concealing and Revealing our Identities. Genesis 3, 9 and 27
Taking place in the Beit Midrash with live Zoom option for all
 All in-person participants must show proof of vaccination and booster.  

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Session 2 - May 15: Uncovering our True Identities. Genesis 37-39, the Book of Esther

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