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Sunday, February 17 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Was Esau Jewish?

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Esau, Jacob's brother, has often been understood as an archetype of the enemies of Israel. Even those who read him more charitably still generally see him as the head of a non-Jewish branch on the ancient family tree, a side of the family that is no longer a part of Israel. Why wouldn't Esau be Jewish? Doesn't he have the same parents as Jacob? We will explore surprising rabbinic texts that may confirm this suspicion, as we explore the possibilities and limits of ancestry in constructing our faith communities.

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Ethan Tucker

Ethan Tucker is President and Rosh Yeshiva at Hadar. Ethan was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and earned a doctorate in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, he was a co-founder of Kehilat Hadar and serves on the board of the H... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Eisner Auditorium (6th Floor)