Exodus and Esther: The Enduring Story of Antisemitism,Jewish Identity and Resilience


Rabbanit Karen Miller Jackson

Subject: Jewish Thought Yearlong Course

Dates and Days: Wednesday
ה' בחשוון תשפ"ה -ל' בסיוון תשפ"ה
11.06.2024 - 06.26.2025

Time: 10:30 - 12:45

Where: Hybrid course -Zoom And In-person At Matan HaSharon - 4 HaPalmach, Raanana

Price: 980 NIS

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Course Description

The story of Shemot and Megillat Esther are paradigmatic stories about the birth and rebirth of the Jewish people, as well as the nature of antisemitism, Jewish identity, the relationship between diaspora and homeland, and the repeated resilience of the Jewish people. Through literary analysis and the lens of midrash, we will explore how these become the foundational stories for understanding some of the most pressing issues in our world today and a source of hope for the future.

Lecturer: Rabbanit Karen Miller Jackson


About the Educator Rabbanit Karen Miller Jackson

is in the second cohort of the Kitvuni Fellowship. She is writing a commentary on the first half of Talmud Berakhot. She is a graduate of the Morot L’Halakha Program at Matan HaSharon and a lecturer at Matan. Karen has an MA in Rabbinic Literature from NYU. She is the creator of the #PowerParsha and the founder of Kivun l’Sherut, a pre-army/sherut leumi guidance program for religious girls. Karen is also a podcast host and lectures at a number of women’s Torah institutes.

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