Of Monsters and Mensches: Explorations of Monstrosity and the Supernatural in Judaism


Program: Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning: Young Adults
Emily Rogal (Read Bio)
Day and time: Sundays, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Eastern
Dates: March 5, 12, 29: April 2, 9 2023 (6 sessions)
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: $108

Jewish myth, tradition, and history are filled with stories about the battling forces of good and evil. Monsters, angels, demons, and other creatures make up the primary agents of these tales. Who are these characters? What is their connection-or lack thereof- to G!d? Our course will explore these stories, as well as some of their modern contemporaries in horror films, to discover what they tell us about the space between holiness and unholiness, light and dark, good and evil, fear and bravery. How have marginalized folk sometimes found themselves reflected in these creatures? Discover where the edges of these boundaries blur.

Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning is for learners of all backgrounds.