We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Beatrice Lawrence, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible at Seattle University, for a Scholar-In-Residence weekend at Congregation Beth Israel. Bea Lawrence headshotDr. Lawrence grew up in the thriving Jewish metropolis of Moscow, Idaho, and received her Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Jewish Hermeneutics from Emory University in 2009. Her research centers around classical Jewish biblical interpretation and gender as a critical lens. She is an engaging and witty scholar, and was also Rabbi Samuels’ professor of biblical history and Prophets at Hebrew Union College.
Dr. Lawrence will speak at Congregation Beth Israel:
Friday, February 19, 6:15 p.m. Shabbat service: The Ideal Jewish Wife (Then and Now) -- A Deconstruction of “Eyshet Chayil.”
Saturday, February 20
* 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Torah study: On Parshat Tetzaveh.
* 10:30 a.m. during Shabbat service: Biblical Women Who Broke the Mold, and What They Teach Us
* 7 p.m. (open to the public): Genesis 1-4 and its Impact on Sex, Marriage, and Divorce.
Sunday morning, 10:30 a.m. Bagel Brunch and lecture: Where M Doesn't Mean ‘Male’: How Judaism Looks at Modesty, Mikvah and Menstruation.
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