Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation presents:
THE MODELS OF SERVING A TYRANT: BILAAM, JOB AND JETHRO
with Rabbi Jack Moline
Sunday, February 25 at 10:00AM
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817
In a somewhat fanciful midrash, the Sages imagine that these three characters who appear elsewhere in the narratives were members of Pharaoh’s court when the Israelites were enslaved. Faced with the immorality of the Egyptian king’s actions, each reacted in his own way which determined his eventual fate. What do we learn about the rabbinic attitude toward involvement in confrontational politics from this small teaching and the larger lessons behind it? Rabbi Jack Moline is President of Interfaith Alliance and Rabbi Emeritus of Agudas Achim Congregation. A DC-area resident for more than thirty years, he has taught at venues across the country including the Jewish Theological Seminary, Virginia Theological Seminary, the US Senate and the White House.