• August 12, 2020
  • 22 5780, Av
  • פרשת ראה

Nachash Nechoshet

Nachash Nechoshet
In one of the most surprising moments in the book of Bamidbar, God instructs Moshe to make a figure – a copper serpent, as it turns out – as a means of healing people bitten by the real serpents He had sent as punishment. We might be less surprised that King Hezekiah later smashed the object because people were offering sacrifices to it (II Kings 18:4) – except that this was an object God Himself had commissioned. Join Mrs. Sarah Rudolph and examine the original purpose of the copper serpent, and how it went wrong.
July 1, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nachash Nechoshet: How could it possibly go wrong?
Class description

Sarah Rudolph is a freelance Jewish educator, writer, and editor. She has been sharing her passion for Jewish texts of all kinds for over 15 years, with students of all ages. Sarah’s essays have been published in a variety of internet and print media, including Times of Israel, Kveller, Jewish Action, OU Life, The Lehrhaus, TorahMusings, and more. She is Editor-At-Large, Deracheha: womenandmitzvot.org. Sarah lives in Cleveland with her husband and four children, but is privileged to learn online with students all over the world.