Date: Wednesdays: 1:30-2:30 pm
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September 4th, 2019 - June 17th, 2020
Led by Cantor Suzanne Skloot
Explore the text of Samuel I and II. Together we will look at and compare the translations of the Jewish Publication Society and the more recent translation by UC Berkeley professor Robert Alter, and learn why Alter believes that the character of David is the finest portrayal of a human life from antiquity. Our discussions will work to understand the agendas of the original authors and their subsequent editors.
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