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Is This Any Way to Run a Country? with Steve Kerbel

Is This Any Way to Run a Country? with Steve Kerbel

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation

Address: 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

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  • Type: Class, Workshop
  • Audience: Adults
  • Membership: Not Required
  • Registration: Required
  • Topic: Education, Jewish History, Just for Fun

Wednesday, October 30 and continuing six more Wednesdays (No class 11/27)

Jewish self-rule in ancient Israel was a delicate balance that we will look at carefully with ancient texts and our modern perspectives. It involved negotiating the inherent conflicts between kingdom and empire building, religious particularism, and the wants and needs of the people being ruled. We will start with King Solomon and study Kings I and II, Chronicles I and II, and other sources. Presented by the Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies.

STEVE KERBEL is an independent education consultant in the Greater Washington DC area, and has been involved in Jewish education for the last 30 years. Steve is a consultant and project director for the Center for Israel Education at Emory University in Atlanta. Steve serves as National President of the Jewish Educators Assembly. In what seems like a different lifetime, Steve earned a law degree and was in the private practice of law for eight years. Among Steve’s avocations, he facilitates wine tastings featuring Israeli wines and teaches about the geography of Israel through its wines and wine maker.

Organized by: Susan Grinnan

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