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Jacob and Esau’s Long-Awaited Meeting – Friendly or Antagonistic?
December 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm$18
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They have not seen each other for over two decades. Jacob faces an unavoidable reunion with his brother Esau and the description in the Hebrew Bible is quite riveting. The question that has been asked for centuries is how Esau’s readiness for the reunion is to be understood. What did Jacob think? What do we think? What is the contemporary relevance of this analysis?
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Rabbi Dr. Howard Markose teaches Bible and Biblical Hebrew Grammar at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. He was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Howard received his rabbinical ordination in 1984 from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He lived in Toronto for ten years from 1984-1994 during which time he served as rabbi to two congregations. He and his family made Aliyah to Israel in 1994 and after seven years as rabbi of Kehilat Moreshet Avraham in Jerusalem, he became the Director of Education for the Young Judaea Year Course. He received his PhD in Bible at Bar Ilan University in January 2016. Howard also conducts Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremonies for families from North America who are visiting Israel. He lives in Jerusalem and is married to Judy. They are blessed with four children and three grandchildren.