THE WILD WEST OF THE MIDDLE EAST as read in two strange books of the Bible: Ezra and Nehemiah. In our studies, we will encounter the pioneers of the remnant of Israel, many years after they have been exiled from their land and the Temple destroyed. They are trekking by foot on a long, long journey back to their homeland. When they finally arrive, they find a desolate and destroyed Jerusalem and an empty, neglected land. They want to build homes and re-build their Temple, but are beset by all kinds of problems, including a sparse but very unpleasant bunch of new foreign settlers who are not very happy to see this band of “veterans” arriving in their back yards.
Taught by Rabbi Walter
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