The rabbis of the Talmudic and post-Talmudic eras expressed their creativity and spiritual ingenuity by approaching the Torah with a variety of hermeneutical techniques, developing dramatic and important ways of interpreting the ancient text.
Their approaches are gathered in the genre of Jewish spiritual literature known as Midrash. We will explore an array of primary texts to learn the approaches that produced the wide variety of legal (halakhic) and non-legal (aggadic) midrashim, the quintessentially Jewish way of understanding the Torah.
Instructor: Rabbi Neal Gold
Financial aid available.
Schedule: Weekly through January 22, 2019 (some weeks are skipped due to holidays; visit hebrewcollege.edu/meah for exact dates)
About Me’ah Select:
Jump into a 10-week, in-depth exploration of a specific theme, text, personality or slice of Jewish history led by our outstanding Me’ah faculty! Targeted to adult learners of all backgrounds, whether you are seeking to take a first step or the next step in your education journey.
Our talented faculty is known for their scholarship and dynamic approach to adult learning, and bring their Me’ah Select classes to life through the study of literature, history, art and original texts and source material.
Taught at the college level, but without papers and assignments, you will dig deeply and gain new perspectives into fascinating topics.+ More... - Less...