6:45pm to 9:15pm
Congregation Eitz Chayim
136 Magazine St
RSVP: Ruach HaYam
(see details at https://www.facebook.com/events/451966612258154)
In this class with Ruach HaYam *** (a queer Havurah based in Cambridge, MA) we will wrestle with finding meaning in some of the harsh passages of Torah. All of us know of such passages, which shock and discomfort us in their violence and inhumanity. As queer readers of the Hebrew Bible, how do we understand them? And in struggling to understand, can we illuminate the harsh passages of our own lives? Our reference points will be the teachings of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, Rabbi Victor Reinstein (at Nehar Shalom in Jamaica Plain), and Judith Plaskow. As we read them, we will consider how we react to their teachings.
For a personal commentary, read Penina’s post https://www.studywithpenina.com/2019/06/harsh-passages-in-life.html