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

Sunday, May 15, 2022 14 Iyar 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
Session 2 - May 1: Uncovering our True Identities. Genesis 37-39
Session 3 - May 15: Changing Garments; Transforming our Identities. Numbers 20, 1st and 2nd Samuel, The Book of Esther

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