Date: March 11, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens
5221 Hood Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
What's in a Name?
By how many names have you been called during your lifetime? How do names reflect differences in your relationships with others...in how you perceive yourself or how others perceive you? In this class, we will explore unusual evidence to speculate that three first century historians writing to three distinct populations- the Jews, the new Christians, and the Romans-may in fact have been one and the same person. The writings of these three men became the bedrock upon which both rabbinic Judaism and Christianity developed following the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in 70 CE. The words written for the Roman audience became one of the only histories we have about events during the turn of the first century CE. If it were ever proved that these three writers were indeed the same person, we may then contemplate a most profound meaning of the phrase, “the pen is mightier than the sword.”
Session 1: Introduction to names/appellations aliases; meet Saul, Paul, Yochanan Ben Zakai, Flavius Josephus and their writing
Lynne Lieberman is the Senior Director for Professional Development & School Services at the Friedman Commission for Jewish Education. Lynne earned her Master’s Degree in Jewish Education from Hebrew College of Boston, Massachusetts and a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University with a major in Hebrew Language and Literature and minor in Jewish Studies. Lynne is a graduate of the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute and holds a teaching certification from the state of Ohio. A master teacher and curriculum designer, Lynne has taught preschool, Jewish Studies and Hebrew language in afternoon religious schools, day schools, and adult education programs for over twenty-five years. She was Principal of Education for Temple Israel of Dayton, Ohio, a congregation of 800, prior to moving to the Palm Beaches.
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