This provocative course digs deeper into some of the seemingly absurd stories you likely remember from Hebrew school. We will try and uncover their hidden themes and eye-opening insights into the mysteries of life.
The course presents a whole new way of reading the stories of Adam and Eve and the Tree of Knowledge, Noah and the great flood, the lifelong feud between Jacob and Esau, Joseph’s multicolored coat, the golden calf and Korah’s rebellion. For each of these stories, it seeks to answer the questions: What is the deeper meaning behind the story? How does it shape the Jewish worldview? And what wisdom does it hold for us today?
Throughout its six sessions, “Secrets of the Bible” explores major life themes, including human subjectivity and bias, the underpinnings of relationships, negotiating spiritual growth with practical impact, why inspiration is fleeting and how to make it last, understanding equality and privilege, and navigating parallel spiritual and material life paths.+ More... - Less...
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