Literacy, Learning, Legacy: 100 hours of Jewish study. Year one curriculum: Hebrew Bible and Rabbinics.
Fall/Early Winter 2018—Hebrew Bible: Explore the Hebrew Bible, or Tanakh, through focused discussion of core texts, including:
- The creation stories
- The binding of Isaac
- The Exodus story
- The revelation at Sinai
- The prophetic books
Modern historical and literary approaches will enable you to analyze material through a new lens and gain a deeper understanding of the biblical world.
Schedule for “Bible” with Dr. David Bernat: October 24, 31; November 7, 14, 28; December 5, 12, 19; January 2, 9. (Please note: No class on November 21 or December 26. January 16 and 23 reserved for snow/sick days.)
Winter/Spring 2019—Rabbinics: Study texts from the Rabbinic Period (500 BCE to 600 CE), a time when new Jewish leaders, sages, and rabbis emerged and developed rich texts of their own, creating a legal system which has informed and ordered Jewish community, culture, and behavior for the past millennia. Explore the relationship between God and human beings, your understanding of Jewish history and ethics, and the role of ritual in our lives.
Schedule for “Rabbinics” with Rabbi Natan Margalit: February 6, 13, 27; March 6, 13, 27; April 3, 10; May 1, 8. (Please note: No class on February 20, March 20, April 17 and 24. May 15 and 22 reserved for snow/sick days.)
Financial aid available for all students. Please contact Sara Brown at email@example.com.+ More... - Less...