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Upcoming Online Learning Programs

Girls in Trouble: Women's Agency and Power in the Torah

Wednesday
April 25, 2018
1:00pm Eastern

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JWA is thrilled to once again be partnering with writer, musician, and Jewish educator Alicia Jo Rabins to present two new study guides from her curriculum based on her song cycle about Biblical women, “Girls in Trouble.” During this online learning program, Alicia will focus on two groups of lesser-known female figures in the Torah: the Sotah (a general term for women whose husbands accuse them of adultery without any proof) and the daughters of Tzelofchad (who successfully lobby Moses for women's ability to inherit land). Although at first glance these stories may seem quite different, both raise fascinating historical and contemporary questions about women's ownership, agency, and power. We will consider these ancient stories through a contemporary feminist lens using song and poetry, as well as discussing what they might teach us about our own lives. In addition, Alicia will perform a song for us, live! Whether you're looking to deepen your own understanding of women in Torah, or are interested in teaching this material yourself, we invite you to join us!

Sam Wood, Marilyn Heiss, and Alana Alpert
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Sam Wood, Marilyn Heiss, and Alana Alpert discuss an historical photograph at the 2012 Institute for Educators. Photo by Gus Freedman. Copyright 2012 Jewish Women's Archive.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Upcoming Online Learning Programs." (Viewed on July 20, 2018) <https://jwa.org/teach/profdev/webinars>.

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