The Challenge of the Prophets with Rabbi Reuven Silverman

4 fortnightly interactive study opportunities by Zoom, Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm on February 9th, 23rd, March 9th, 23rd.

  1. Introductory session: Background to the Haftarah
  2. History or Mystery: Isaiah 6 (Yitro and Shavuot)
  3. Dealing with Dilemmas: Judges 11 (Chukat)
  4. Puzzling Prophecies: Zechariah 2 & 4 (Beha’alotcha and Chanukah)

If you enjoyed Jonah’s Journey and want more, or if you missed it– this is for you.
If you want to resonate more to our prophetic heritage especially if it challenges you sometimes – this is your opportunity.
If you want to contribute to a conversation which would help us improve the way we deliver our Haftarah texts in Reform synagogues – this is definitely for you.
We will be looking at (and critiquing) English translation (with reference to the Hebrew where necessary but you won’t require Hebrew skills).
You will be encouraged to read from a translation of your choice in advance of sessions 2-4 (we will help with sources and links).
There is no charge for this mini-course but there is a maximum number so please register in advance with