Sibling rivalry, the potential to grow into better people, the importance of forgiveness, and the concept of free will. All of these can be found in the Biblical story of Joseph and his brothers. We will start with a careful reading of the original text, and then explore how painters, novelists, and filmmakers have used creativity and imagination to bring Joseph’s story to life. We will also look at parenting advice from a book on sibling rivalry. Please bring a bible (hard copy or digital) to class.
Jewish Studies programming is supported by the Fund for the Jewish Future of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and The Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies Educational Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.