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Saturday, August 10 • 2:55pm - 3:55pm
Rebekah the ‘Patriarch’?

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Location: Room 155
Rebekah, my biblical namesake, is presented in the Torah as an influential and commanding figure, who often exceeds the limitations imposed on women by patriarchal society. In this session, we will undertake a close reading of selected texts about Rebekah. I will argue that it is she, rather than her husband Isaac, who is the heir to the divine promise bestowed upon Abraham, and who occupies the position of ‘patriarch’ in her generation!

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Rebecca Forgasz

Rebecca was appointed Director of the Jewish Museum of Australia at the beginning of 2010, following a long association with the museum and a variety of exhibition-related roles at public institutions. Rebecca previously worked as Manager, Donor Stewardship and Recognition in the... Read More →

Saturday August 10, 2013 2:55pm - 3:55pm PDT

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