Glean­ings: Reflec­tions on Ruth

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April 1, 2019

In this vol­ume, con­tem­po­rary schol­ars, edu­ca­tors, and com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers offer their read­ings of Ruth and insights into its themes, through the prisms of their respec­tive aca­d­e­m­ic inter­ests and pro­fes­sion­al fields. The top­ics of these essays range from poet­ry to pop­ulism, social work to Amer­i­can his­to­ry, elder care to con­ver­sion to con­tem­po­rary immi­gra­tion. They demon­strate how our per­spec­tives on the chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties of our era and on the Book of Ruth itself can ben­e­fit from the syn­the­sis of Torah Umad­da (Torah and gen­er­al wisdom).

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