Disturbing Stories in the Tanach, Part 5 -- Tribe of Benjamin
Post date: Jul 24, 2012 11:29:53 AM
Date: Saturday 28 July 2012
Time: 3:00PM EDT (2:00PM CDT, 10:00PM Jerusalem time)
Place: TorahTruthSeekers1 room on PalTalk (in the Religion & Spirituality > Judaism section. If you do not have PalTalk, you may download it at www.paltalk.com.)
Speaker: Hakham Melech ben Ya'aqov
Description: Rape, murder, and an entire tribe almost completely wiped out. It is on this somber note that the Book of Judges concludes, reminding us -- all too well -- that "in those days there was no king in Israel". How could such a hideous crime occur in Israel? Why was an entire tribe brought to the edge of destruction for the actions of just a few? Why were all the men of Yavesh Gil'ad killed in order to provide wives for the few remaining Benjaminites? We will tackle these and other difficult questions when we continue our series on disturbing stories in the Tanach.
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