While the story of Ruth is often told as a pastoral idyll, it is also a gritty tale of economic insecurity, misogynistic customs, suspicion of immigrants, and gender inequities. Yet, despite all of this, Ruth and Naomi weather their storms and enter legend as dynastic matriarchs. What can they teach us?
This month we reacquaint ourselves with three extraordinary women who share the distinction of having Hebrew biblical texts named for them. Join us for the next three weeks as we discuss Her Story. We meet in the Parlor each Thursday at 7:30p.