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Sunday, February 23 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
All of the Above: Esther's Mordecai as Pious Jew, Assimilated Jew, Smooth Operative and Saintly Hero

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Mordecai is a complex and polemical figure in the Bible. He brought redemption and salvation to a community on the verge of extermination. He is also far away from the traditional Biblical model of a hero or a pious leader. More than any other Biblical character, Mordecai embodies the dilemmas and the complexities of the modern Jew. He is of his time, a product of a foreign culture and an assimilated Jew to some extent. And, at the same time, he is someone who saved his people from tragic genocide.

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Guido Cohen

Rabbi, Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center
Guido Cohen is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary affiliated Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano and is also a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Law School. He worked many years at Colegio Tarbut, one of the largest... Read More →

Sunday February 23, 2020 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
Room 124 Koven Center - FIU