The Bible as Literature Led by Rabbi Daniel Reiser
Back by popular demand! The Bible has been referred to as the world’s best selling, least read book. Many of us have a passing familiarity with the Bible’s most famous stories—Jonah, who was swallowed by a fish, or Esther, who saved her people from destruction. But beneath these simple plot lines lies a sophisticated literary artistry. In this two-part course, we will study the Book of Psalms (poetry) and the Book of Ruth (narrative), with an eye towards their literary character. In so doing, we will hope to discover the complexities of motive and ambiguities of character that are essential not only to good literature, but to the human experience. No charge, and open to the community.