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Is the Book of Ruth a Feminist Work? with Rabbi Marianne Novak

April 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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The Book of Ruth is unique in that its narrative has two women talking with one another. Can it be considered a possible feminist book of the Torah or is there a completely different value being promoted by the text? Join Rabbi Novak for a careful read and review of this megillah to understand its place in the Jewish canon, liturgy, practice, and belief.

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Ph: 312-626-6799 | Meeting ID: 825 6513 4252| Passcode: 1224

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RABBI MARIANNE NOVAK received her A.B. in Political Science from Barnard College and her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. She has served as the Endowment Director at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and also helped start the Women’s Tefillah Group at Bais Abraham. Rabbi Marianne then moved to Skokie, Illinois, became a Gabbait for the Skokie Women’s Tefillah Group, and taught Bat Mitzvah students. Rabbi Marianne is an instructor and curriculum developer for the Florence Melton Adult School of Jewish Learning and taught Tanakh at Rochelle Zelle Jewish High School. She has lectured for many Jewish organizations and Synagogues, and writes a blog for the Times of Israel. Rabbi Novak currently serves as Rabbi and Judaic Studies faculty at Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School. Rabbi Marianne lives in Skokie with her husband Noam Stadlan and family.



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