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Drisha Comes to Stamford

posted Oct 13, 2009, 8:40 AM by Ira Berk   [ updated Jan 13, 2010, 4:43 PM ]

Wendy Amsellem will be teaching an exciting course in Tanach in a five part Wednesday evening series, entitled:

Things Fall Apart
As she enters her late seventies and is still childless, Sarai decides to take matters into her own hands and marries her maidservant Hagar to her husband Avram. What were Sarai’s, Hagar’s, and Avram’s hopes for this union? Where do things go wrong? What implications might this story have for later relationships between Arabs and Jews? We will study Genesis Chapters 16 through 21 as well as the history of rabbinic interpretation of this story.

Wendy Amsellem is Director of the Dr. Beth Samuels High School Program  at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, and an alumna of the Drisha Scholars Circle. She is pursuing a PHD in Judaic Studies at New York University and has a BA in History and Literature from Harvard University.

The class dates will be Wednesdays, October 28, November 4, 11 and 18, and December 2 at 8 PM at CAS

The suggested fee for the series is $50.00.  This class is open to men and women.