The Connection Between Lot, Ruth and Mashiach (June 8)
We will analyze the following stories: the separation of Lot from Avraham (Breishit chapter 13), Lot and his daughters (Breishit chapter 19), and parts of the Book of Ruth to uncover the thematic link connecting these stories, and strive to understand what is the significance of this connection.
The Connection Between Lot, Ruth and Mashiach (June 8): Lesson 1
In preparation for the holiday of Shavuot- we will investigate the relationship of Avraham and Lot and try to understand the true reason for their separation (Breishit, chapters 11-13). Lot’s relocation to Sodom and the impact of his sojourn there upon himself and the female members of his family (wife and daughters) will be investigated (Breishit, chapter 19). We will then turn to the Book of Ruth and search for parallels between the Ruth Story (chapter 3) and the story of Lot in the book of Breishit. We will explain what is the significance of these parallels and what are the implications for the future. It will be a textually based class which incorporates ideas gleaned from Midrashic literature, classical medieval commentators and modern scholars.