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Murder in the Torah: Cain and Others Stand Trial

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Murder in the Torah: Cain and Others Stand Trial
Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 2017 (4 sessions)
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Noah Hadas
Fee: $36.00 Members; $50.00 Non-Members

There are three alleged murders recorded in the Torah.

The most famous of them all is Cain’s killing of his brother Abel in a jealous rage when God favors Abel’s sacrificial offering over his own. When God asks Cain where his brother is, Cain responds “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

Simeon and Levi, two of Jacob’s sons, murder all the men of Shechem in a gruesome act of revenge for the alleged rape of their sister, Dinah, and carry off all the women and children, goods and livestock as spoil. “Should our sister be treated as a whore?”

And, finally, Moses, who, as a young man, is outraged at seeing an Egyptian overseer beating a Jewish slave and kills him. The next day, Moses tries to make peace between two Hebrews who are fighting, when one of them says, “Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?”

Join us as we sit as a jury and examine each of these cases on their merits.  We will weigh the evidence as presented in the texts by the “prosecutor” and consider the rebuttals offered by the “defense attorney.”  In the end, we will render a verdict in each case.

For more information, contact Program Director Ilene Tatro at itatro@cbisd.org or call (858) 535-1111 ext. 2516


Wednesday, January 18, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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858 535 1111