Joel Allen

In The Moment ... May 15, 2018 Show 337 Hour 1

A summer-long exhibit at the Dakota Discovery Museum looks at the contribution of Jewish families to South Dakota history, culture, and landscape. The "Dakota Diaspora: Jews in South Dakota" and "Transfer of Memory" exhibits open May 15.

It's a look at the Black Hills Gold Rush in Dakota Territory as well as the impact of World War II on the region.

"Jewish Biblical Legends"  introduces Christian readers of the Bible to the otherworldly way in which the rabbis of ancient times interpreted sacred texts.  You will discover how the rabbis sought to keep their congregations engaged by telling tales and parables about the Bible.  Sometimes they made up whole new background stories that do not appear in Scripture but shed light on it.  Their interpretive insights were based upon immense knowledge of what Christians call the Old Testament.  This knowledge they employed to keep the congregations engaged and informed.  Joel S.