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Limmud Vancouver takes place at the King David High School, 41st and Willow.
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Sunday, February 9 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Book of Esther Revisited
The Book of Esther may feel like a child's tale. There is a king and a beautiful queen. There are heroes and villains   There are assassins, palace intrigue, battle scenes as well as a happy ending. What more could you ask for in a good child's story? The holiday celebrated is child-like as well. Purim is celebrated with costumes, carnivals, and abundant spirits. 

But with fresh eyes looking at classical and contemporary commentators we will attempt a closer reading of the ancient biblical text that will reveal a different Purim story; a richer, deeper narrative. As different layers of meaning are gradually revealed, this "kids" story will come alive before our very eyes and we will be exposed to any story that has more impact and relevancy to our lives than we ever knew.

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Stephen Berger

Rabbi Berger started working at the age of 13 and tried his hand as a caterer, karaoke DJ, lobbyist, journalist, PI and governmental worker before deciding that the best way to impact the world is to start with yourself.  So after graduating from UCLA he decided to take a year off to go backpacking. Six months into the trip he detoured to Israel for the wedding of a friend. Someone approached him at the Western Wall. "Attend a... Read More →

Sunday February 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Upstairs Room #6 King David High School