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The Rest of the Tanakh, with Pat Madsen - drop in each Thursday

Past Sessions
Thursday, February 27, 2020 2 Adar 5780 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - B'nai Havurah - Drop in weekly
Thursday, February 20, 2020 25 Sh'vat 5780 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - B'nai Havurah - Drop in weekly
Thursday, February 13, 2020 18 Sh'vat 5780 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - B'nai Havurah - Drop in weekly
Thursday, February 6, 2020 11 Sh'vat 5780 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - B'nai Havurah - Drop in weekly
Thursday, January 30, 2020 4 Sh'vat 5780 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - B'nai Havurah - Drop in weekly
Thursday, January 23, 2020 26 Tevet 5780 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - B'nai Havurah - Drop in weekly
Thursday, January 16, 2020 19 Tevet 5780 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - B'nai Havurah - Drop in weekly
Thursday, January 9, 2020 12 Tevet 5780 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - B'nai Havurah - Drop in weekly

Every year, we go through the first five books of Hebrew Bible and read a couple of scrolls (Esther, Ruth) but we don’t explore the rest of the Tanakh. The walls of Jericho tumble down, Samson gets his hair cut, Bathsheba takes her famous bath, Jezebel goes to the dogs, Elisha sees a chariot so mystical a major mystical movement is based on it – and we’re not there. Western culture is suffused with visual art, music, novels, movies depicting what’s in the rest of Tanakh, yet many of us don’t know our own stuff. So we propose:

Once every week,
In the library or wherever,
We’ll read three or four chapters out loud, 
Look at notes, if desired (Jewish Study Bible is useful)
Ask questions
Discuss
Share opinions, reactions, archeology, art work, music.

No homework, no prep, miss when you need to, drop in when you want to.

All attitudes toward the text welcome, from deeply reverent to what-the-f** is this?

Facilitator: Pat Madsen, a B’nai Havurah member for the better part of 30 years, has written liturgy, studied for a master’s in Judaic Studies, sat as a judge, practiced law, acted in local theaters, read more than is necessary and taught at the Denver Institute for Jewish Studies.

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