In this class that was recorded LIVE at Pardes, Tovah Leah Nachmani explores how the unexpected tensions in the Book of Ruth are played out through the secondary characters as they interact with Ruth and Naomi. Midrashic and mystical sources will raise practical questions and dilemmas about how these characters evoke us to evaluate the advantages and flaws of human compassion and judgment.
Tovah Leah has been teaching Bible, Liturgy and Prayer and Relationships at Pardes for 14 years in the Summer Program and eight years as a full time faculty member. She holds a B.A. in Near Eastern Language and Literature and Religious Studies from Indiana University and a Teaching Certificate in Tanach and Jewish Thought from the Michlelet Herzog Seminary in Gush Etzion. Click here to read more.