The Sword Always Takes Its Toll: Shedding Sunlight on the Story of David and Batsheva

Posted by Judy Klitsner on February 22, 2017
Topics: Pardes Live


In this, the third part of Judy Klitsner’s evening series on Absolute Power Corrupts Incrementally: Biblical Monarchs and the Breakdown of Moral, Psychological and Sexual Boundaries, Judy looks at the story of David and Batsheva – The Sword Always Takes Its Toll.

Please note that unfortunately there are no recordings for parts 1 and 2 of this series.

About Judy Klitsner

Judy has been teaching Bible and biblical exegesis at Pardes for nearly two decades. A disciple of the great Torah teacher Nechama Leibowitz, Judy weaves together traditional exegesis, modern scholarship and her own original interpretations that are informed by close readings of the biblical text. Judy lectures internationally and is the author of Subversive Sequels in the Bible: How Biblical Stories Mine and Undermine Each Other (Jewish Publication Society) which received the 2009 National Jewish book award for scholarship. Click here to read more.

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