Virtual Event: Rachel Havrelock at Shir TikvahThe Joshua Generation


Free and open to the public, a partner with the Jewish United Fund in Serving our Community. Discussion of the recently published book.

About this Event

Rachel Havrelock, an associate professor of English and Jewish studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and founder and director of the Freshwater Lab at UIC, will discuss her recently published book in which she shows how the book of Joshua reflected the fractious nature of ancient Israelite society and a desire to unify the populace under a strong monarchy. Providing an alternative reading of Joshua, The Joshua Generation finds evidence of a decentralized society composed of tribes, clans, and woman-run households, one with relevance to today when diverse peoples share the dwindling resources of a scarred land.