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Ruth

The Substance of Kinship: How Ruth the Moabite Became a Daughter in Judah

Ruth’s consumption of barley and wheat gleaned from the field of Boaz was an integral step in her transformation from a “foreigner” who arrived from the fields of Moab to a “daughter” in Judah.

Prof.

Cynthia Chapman

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Megillat Ruth: When Kindness conflicts with Torah

A tale of chesed and chuzpah

Prof. Rabbi

Tamara Cohn Eskenazi

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Naomi's Bitter Poem

A look at Naomi’s theology, as expressed in her poem, and how it carries her through her grief and back into productive engagement.

Prof. Rabbi

Jonathan Magonet

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Ralbag's Surprising Take on Ruth's Conversion

Prof.

Menachem Kellner

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Achieving Justice Through Narrative

The book of Ruth presents a different model of justice from that afforded by statute, custom, and precedent, one that seeks restorative as opposed to retributive justice.[1]  

Dr. Rabbi

Pamela Barmash

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