The VBM is pleased to announce

a new series on Megillat Ruth

taught by Dr. Yael Ziegler of Herzog College

to be launched in mid-February


In the tradition of the VBM approach to Tanakh, this course employs literary and exegetical tools to uncover the text’s theological messages. It pays special attention to the interaction between Megillat Ruth and other stories in Tanakh, midrashic interpretations of Ruth, and Ruth’s impact upon our understanding of kingship.


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In February, Dr. Ziegler will give shiurim on behalf of Herzog College and Migdal Oz at the following venues in New York:

  • Lincoln Square Synagogue: Brunch and learn for Migdal Oz alumnae, their mothers, and women from the community – Sunday Feb. 5, 10 AM. Topic: “Paradise Regained: The Return to Gan Eden in Shir HaShirim”
  • Columbia University: Tuesday Feb. 7, 6:15 PM, open to men and women. Topic to be announced.
  • Stern College: Tuesday Feb. 7, 8:30 PM. Topic: "Mizmor 145: Two Ways to Praise God."

Dr. Ziegler will also speak at: Riverdale Jewish Center (Shabbat Feb. 4); Cong. Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck (Feb. 5); Young Israel of North Woodmere (Feb. 6); Young Israel of Hollywood, Florida (Shabbat Feb. 11); Cong. Etz Chaim, Queens (Feb. 14).