Jewish Lives: David: The Divided Heart (REMOTE)

Jo Bruce
Instructor of Lifelong Learning
Wednesdays, August 5 - 19
10 - 11:30 a.m. EDT

The Jewish Lives series, published by Yale University Press, explores the stories of historical and present-day influential individuals whose Jewish experiences shaped their contributions to culture, science, and politics. Local professors lead these book discussions.

The respective book should be brought to class. David: The Divided Heart can be purchased here.
Visit for a 35% discount plus free shipping on the books for this series. Discount Code: CWDAVID

Of all the figures in the Bible, David arguably stands out as the most perplexing. He was a warrior who subdued Goliath and the Philistines; a king who united a nation; a poet who created beautiful verse; a loyal servant of God who proposed the great Temple and founded the Messianic line; a schemer, deceiver, and an adulterer. Join Jo Bruce to explore Wolpe’s book which reexamines David in an attempt to find coherence in his seemingly contradictory actions and impulses. The author unravels David’s complex character to question his exalted place in history.

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This lecture is held in collaboration with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

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