Online Programs

Equity or Empire: Which biblical legacy shall we choose?

Classes: Oct 7 - Nov 11. Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00 Pacific Time

6 sessions Cost: 240 USD


The Torah features different spiritual systems, rooted as it is, in more than one community of experience! One reoccurring narrative is about conquest & purification of the land. Another is the establishment of a law in which the citizen and the stranger/migrant/day laborer share the same rights. Which of these biblical narratives do we want to nurture in our time and which do we want to put to rest? Join Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb for an exploration of biblical, rabbinic, and contemporary writings related to biblical equity and conquest narratives. Everyone is welcome. No Hebrew necessary.

About Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, she/her, Ohlone land

Photo: Lynn Gottlieb with arms stretch in front of mural

Lynn Gottlieb is a pioneer feminist rabbi, storyteller, percussionist, peace educator, writer, ceremonialist, community activist, and clown. She is deeply committed to a life grounded in the creativity, joy, and wisdom of the Torah (teachings) of Nonviolence.

Her journey includes lifelong activism with The Fellowship of Reconciliation and an ongoing pursuit of Israeli Palestinian conflict transformation based on principles of active nonviolence.

Since 1964, Lynn has engaged in multifaith, intergenerational, and multicultural organizing around issues of economic and racial justice, gender justice, and ‘the demilitarization of land and life’. Lynn served as a pulpit rabbi from 1973 to 1980 with Temple Beth Or of the Deaf and Mishkan, An Experimental Shul in NY, and from 1981 to 2005 with Congregation Nahalat Shalom in Albuquerque, NM, which she co-founded.

Lynn sits on the Rabbinic Council of Jewish Voice for Peace and is board chair of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity. She is the author of several books, including Peace Primer II, She Who Dwells Within: A Feminist Vision of Renewed Judaism, World Beyond Borders Passover Haggadah, and Trail Guide to the Torah of Nonviolence.

Check out Rabbi Lynn's Patreon page and the variety of tiers for monthly blogs, art images, Jewish school, and adult education.