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Saturday, August 18 • 3:30pm - 4:28pm
Are Strong Women Born or Made? The Book of Esther, Session 1

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Location: Small Shul

This session will look at the development of Esther from "dumb blonde" to Wonder Woman & ask if she always had it in her.

This is the first of a short course of three related sessions which will take a fresh look at a familiar story, the book of Esther, exploring the contribution that traditional commentaries such as midrash can make towards a mature understanding of the characters involved. The sessions will use guided text- based discussions to bring the characters of Esther, Vashti & Ahashverosh to life.

Each session is self- contained and no prior experience of text- based learning is required but audience participation is encouraged.

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Mandy Lawrence

Mandy Lawrence holds degrees in philosophy and psychology and has many years of teaching experience, incuding teaching with the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School programme and facilitating the Bat Mitzvah programme at the Great Synagogue in Sydney. Before relocating to Sydney, Mandy... Read More →

Saturday August 18, 2012 3:30pm - 4:28pm NZST