Currently being conducted on Mondays at 7pm on Zoom.
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An inter-faith study from the Hebrew Bible on the very short Book of Ruth. Although dated to the 5th Century BCE, the story of Ruth and Naomi is startling in its current relevance for our lives. It depicts struggles between famine and starvation, pestilence and death, immigration, crossing cultural and religious boundaries between men and women, rich and poor, insiders and outsiders.
The story theme is captured in the Hebrew words, hesed, and baruk/berukah – We are blessed by and we bless others; and we act in faithfulness toward them. Isn’t that what we see going on in the world at this time? We are awed by the acts of hesed and sacrifice for others going on around us during the COVID-19 crisis.
We aspire to share meaningfully with those whose faith practices are central to their lifestyles and also those who may be curious as to how anyone in our time would still want to turn to manuscripts thousands of years old for guidance!