We had an amazing discussion in our class on December 18, 2013, about the Presence, corporeal or otherwise, of the Divine in the Temple. Who, or what exactly came into the Temple once Solomon built it? And was Solomon sort of Moses-like, or was he trying to cloak himself in Moses’ mantle for political reasons? On January 8, 2014, we will pick up the discussion at 1 Kings 8.43.
By Jan 15 we should be up to the Queen of Sheba. I read the opening stanza from “The Visit of the Queen of Sheba” by Yehuda Amichai 12/18/13. I must say it was variously received. We’ll look at it again on January 15th. Come hear it for yourself and express your own opinions!
As always, no Hebrew is required, learning is at all levels. Feel free to bring wine or other beverage and snacks. See you at 7:30pm at Congregation Eitz Chayim, 136 Magazine Street, Cambridge, MA.