Boaz and Ruth in the Field

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  1. Ruth the Moavite in the Fields of Bethlehem

    Dr. Yael Ziegler

    Ruth goes out to find a field where she can gather grain. From Naomi’s instructions and Boaz’s reassurance the reader understands what Ruth was facing in her search for a field, how she might have been treated in other fields, and how she was treated in Boaz’s field before his arrival and intervention.

  2. Summertime, and the Living is Easy- Or is it? Staff

  3. Names in the Fields of Bethlehem

    Shani Taragin | 3 minutes

    Rabbanit Shani Taragin focuses on a contrast in the second chapter of Ruth. Boaz is introduced by name, and reflected in his name isthat there is strength in him: perhaps not military strength, but valor, which we see in the kindness he demonstrates to Ruth. On the other hand, the naar who attends the gatherers is not kind to Ruth in his description of a strange selfish woman. Ruth notices that Boaz is different. Those who recognize others deserve a name, but those who don’t have their names omitted in the Book of Ruth.

  4. Ruth: Paragon of Modesty?

    Rabbi Moshe Shulman

    תאריך פרסום: תשע"ו | |

    Who or what is Ruth the Moabite? In this shiur, we examine the relationship between Boaz and Ruth. We look at two conflicting midrashic portrayals of Ruth,  explore the deeper meaning, and analyze and challenge the midrash based on the pshat. Is her behavior that of cleverness, or of modesty? How does the “naar” or the foreman in the field of Boaz see Ruth? As we gain deeper insight to the mitzva of leket (gleaning), we discover another dimension of the difficulties Ruth faced as a stranger.

  5. The Night at the Threshing Floor: Uncovering the Motives of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz

    Dr. Mordechai Sabato

    The unique quality of Megillat Ruth stems from the fact that the problem arising from Ruth's remarkable loyalty to Naomi was overcome by Boaz's extraordinary strength. Boaz understood that he must not allow Ruth's kindness towards Naomi to fade into the dark of night at the threshing floor.  In a rare demonstration of profound understanding of the soul of another, Boaz recognized the purity of Ruth's motives, and thus blessed her, rather than cursing her.

    Why did Naomi send Ruth to the threshing floor in a way that could negatively reflect on Ruth, herself, and Boaz? What were Naomi's motives and objectives, and does the Tanakh approve of Naomi's plan?  We compare Megillat Ruth's challenges and tests of character with other stories in Tanakh to appreciate the pivotal moment of the Megilla.


    Translated by David Silverberg


  6. The Book of Ruth - Structure and Meaning

    Atara Snowbell | 4 minutes

    How can we understand the structure and progression of Megillat Ruth? An analysis of the text highlights the central theme of kindness, which leads the book from a grim beginning to the promise of a better future- on a personal, familial level  and on a national one as well. This tutorial demonstrates interactive use of for the study of Tanakh.