1. Why is food – namely, bread and famine – such an important motif in the story?
2. Why must King David and, ultimately, the Messiah, emerge from such an unusual gene pool – the union of Boaz, the leader of his generation and head of Sanhedrin and Ruth, a destitute, Moabite convert who traces her lineage to Lot and Sodom?
3. Why does hesed (kindness) lie at the heart of the most important existential paradox of Creation?
4. Why do Hazal (our Sages) describe kabbalat haTorah (the receiving of the Torah) as coercive? And how does this relate to Megillat Ruth?
5. Why is questionable and suggestive behavior such an important ingredient in the creation of malkhut Yisrael (the kingdom of Israel) from Ruth and Boaz in the granary to David and Avishag at the coronation of Solomon?
6. What is the true nature of geirut (conversion)?
7. Why is yibum (levirate marriage) the core concept of Megillat Ruth?
Rising Moon answers these and many other questions that define the nature of the Jewish soul.