The Breakable Queen Jezebel—The Making and Breaking of the Bible’s Greatest Villain

Date: Dec 08, 2020 - Dec 08, 2020

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sponsor: Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning


JTS scholars uncover the hidden context around biblical figures and important eras in Jewish history.

The Breakable Queen Jezebel: The Making and Breaking of the Bible’s Greatest Villain

Tuesday, December 8, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET

Jezebel is a woman with a reputation, yet her biblical story does not support the reputation she has earned. In this class we will examine the threat posed byand the power wielded byQueen Jezebel; how her story reflects biblical anxieties towards women; and why Jezebel has intrigued and terrified readers for generations. 

With Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky, Dean of List College and the Kekst Graduate School and Blanche and Romie Shapiro Professor of Bible, JTS.


This session is part of ScholarStream, a program offered in partnership with the Rabbinical Assembly and the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. ScholarStream gives communities the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading scholars and engage deeply with our texts and traditions.

Congregations can co-sponsor this series, offering congregants access to all sessions for free. Learn more on the Rabbinical Assembly website.  

Individuals can register at a cost of $25 for all four sessions. 

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All sessions will be recorded and will be available to registered participants.