Limmud eFestival 2022 Limmud eFestival 2022

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Sunday, February 27, 2022

Sweet Subversion: Politics and Theology of the Book of Ruth

The Book of Ruth may be the closest thing to a “beach read” in Tanakh. Its language is accessible; its characters are vivid and it has a satisfyingly happy ending. At the same time, Ruth articulates theological and political ideas that challenge perspectives that become dominant in the Tanakh canon and in early (and later) Judaism. In this session we will explore Ruth’s subversive ideas and reflect on its powerful strategies of persuasion.