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Erev Shavuot Learning: Ruth as a Romantic Comedy with Rabbi Rachel Putterman

May 25, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


In-person & zoom:

The Book of Ruth: Story of the First Convert, Feminist Text, or Romantic Comedy?

Led by Guest Rabbi Rachel Putterman

The Book of Ruth, which is traditionally read on Shavuot, is often upheld as either a chronicle of the first convert to Judaism or as a quintessential feminist text since the two protagonists are women. During this study session, we will explore whether either of these designations makes sense, or, if the Book of Ruth more aptly recounts a story that resembles a modern-day Romantic Comedy.

With schmooze, study & nosh on Pizza, Ice cream, cheesecake & more!

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May 25, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Boston Synagogue
55 Martha Rd
Boston, MA 02114 United States
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