Ezra, Nehemiah and the Return from Exile
Rabbi Steven Bob
SUNDAY | NOV. 18
9:30 – 10:30 AM
The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah tell the story of the return from the first exile in ancient Babylonia. They contain the foundational ideas for our modern sense of Jewish identity. Living after the modern return from the second exile we will explore the meaning of Jewish existence in light of these texts from the early Second Temple period. As Jews we tend to focus on the sacred texts we read during services: Torah, Haftarot, Megillot and Psalms. In this session we will explore the important contemporary lessons found in these less familiar sacred texts.