Biblical Books You Haven’t Read (Yet)
April 6 @ 7:00 pm
One event on March 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm
One event on March 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm
One event on April 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm
with Temple Emanuel member and Hebrew College Cantorial student Marc Stober
Everyone knows certain parts of the Bible. Creation. Adam and Eve. Noah. You recite the story of the Exodus from Egypt every year at the Seder. But when was the last time you’ve spent quality time with the Minor Prophets, the Wisdom Literature, or the Histories? And yet, these books are part of our sacred canon, too!
In this course, we’ll read from a different Biblical book each week, including Chronicles, Daniel, Ezra/Nehemia, and Proverbs. By asking a series of questions, we’ll uncover meaning in a way that corresponds to the traditional “PaRDeS” model of text study: We start with the plain meaning of the text, learn about classical and academic views of the text, and eventually find a way that these ancient texts actually speak to problems we still experience today.
The program is based in part on the “People of the Book Book Club” conceived by Rabbi Daniel Lehmann, past president of Hebrew College.
No Hebrew or other prior knowledge is necessary; texts will be made available in translation and in Hebrew for those who wish to use them.
Open to all learners.
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
4 sessions: Mar 9, 16, 30 and April 6
Cost: $108; generous financial aid is available
For more information, contact Linna Ettinger