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Project Zug Welcomes Rabbi Ethan Tucker
January 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This event is at Sinai Temple | 1100 Dickinson Street | Springfield
Mordechai: A Threefold Tale That is Easily Unraveled
As we anticipate Purim in a few months, we will return to the Biblical character of Mordechai, as we attempt to imagine his story in three different ways: 1) The hero of the Purim story and a member of the Great Assembly, 2) A diasporic, assimilated Jew who all but abandoned his counterparts struggling to rebuild the Second Commonwealth, and 3) a statesman with dual responsibilities and commitments to Judea and Persia. We will explore contemporary re-tellings invested in each of these pictures as we plumb what is at stake in these dueling narratives.
About Rabbi Ethan Tucker: Rabbi Ethan Tucker is President and Rosh Yeshiva at Hadar and chair in Jewish Law. Ethan also directs Hadar’s Center for Jewish Law and Values. Ethan was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and earned a doctorate in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Harvard College. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, he was a co-founder of Kehilat Hadar and a winner of the first Grinspoon Foundation Social Entrepreneur Fellowship. He serves on the board of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Ramaz School. He is the author, along with Rabbi Micha’el Rosenberg, of Gender Equality and Prayer in Jewish Law (2017).