Of all the figures in the Bible, David stands out as one of the most perplexing and enigmatic. He was many things: a warrior who subdued Goliath and the Philistines; a king who united a nation; a poet who created beautiful, sensitive verse; a loyal servant of God who proposed the great Temple and founded the Messianic line; a schemer, deceiver, and adulterer who freely indulged his appetites. In his new book, David Wolpe grapples with the biblical David’s conflicting nature: an exceptional human being who, despite his many flaws, never loses faith in the God he prays to and serves.
David Wolpe is the rabbi of the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and is the author of eight books, including the national best-seller Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times.
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Program made possible, in part, by Anne Germanacos and co-sponsored by the Jewish Community High School of the Bay.
This event is part of Jewish LearningWorks' One Bay One Book, a program of the Jewish Community Library. Allusions to King David abound in the year's One Bay One Book selection, The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis.