Rabbi David Silber on Samson

Playing by the Rules: Samson’s Mission

Samson, strong man and lover of Philistine women, is a unique character in the Bible. Is he a hero or an anti-hero? We will study this unusual story and discuss its place within the Book of Judges and the Bible as a whole.

Source: Judges Chapters 13-16, via Sefaria.

david_SilberRabbi David Silber is the Founder and Dean of the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education. He received ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He received the Covenant Award in 2000. He is the author of A Passover Haggadah: Go Forth and Learn (JPS, 2011).