with Dr. Sunnie Epstein Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 4:00 pm ET
Esther is the paradigmatic woman leader in so many ways; her leadership and meeting the challenges she faces must come from somewhere deep inside of her as is often the case with women leaders of our past and our own leadership in the present. We will explore this and other stories of hidden identity and the strength of meeting formidable challenges, with spiritual strength and faith in G-d as we come to terms with our authentic selves.
Masks and Meaning
with Rabbi Steve Greenberg Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 4:00 pm ET
Most all of the characters of Purim are all in drag until they are not. How does the Book of Esther help us navigate the tension between what we perform and what we are?
Who are you? Who knows you…and how? Masks and Meaning of the Self in the Book of Esther
View the performance of Derrick DelGaudio, In and Of Itself, on Hulu, and read Rabbi Greenberg’s essay on the Purim story and come for a discussion of the mystery of selfhood.
(If you can’t watch the performance, no worries…come anyway.)