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B’nai Sholom Course Examines the Legends of the Jewish People

A new course taught by Rabbi David Katz at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will look at Midrashim, legends created by the Jewish people.

“The Legends of Our People – Past and Present” will be offered three Wednesdays beginning April 21, 7-8:15 p.m. via Zoom.

Before Eve there was Lillith.  Lillith was too uppity for Adam and way too assertive for his taste.  She dissatisfied Adam and that is why God created Eve – to be a helpmate.

Why do we not hear of Lillith?  She does not appear in the Bible; she appears in legends created by men.  This story will begin the study of Midrashim: the legends of the Jews.  Over three Wednesdays, the course will look at the ancient writings, the legends that continue to be written today and the legends that we ourselves create.

“The Legends of Our People – Past and Present” is open to the public.  Registration is required.  Cost: $15; for B’nai Sholom members, it is just $10.  Registrants will receive a confirmation email with links to access the course.

For more information or to register, contact the B’nai Sholom office: 518-482-5283 or

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