Jewish texts have informed Jewish thought and practice for over 3,000 years. But how do we connect to words written so long ago? What do they reveal today? And how do they inspire action? In this course, we will examine the many ways that we bring the words of our texts into our daily lives. We’ll look at the hints and clues in the letters of sacred Jewish texts: the Torah, the Prophets, the Talmud (no previous Hebrew knowledge required). We’ll exam structure and authorship. We’ll discuss the commentary of yesterday. We’ll share where we stand today. Dive into a sea of knowledge – register here.
Table of Contents
Lesson 1 - A Learned People: Connecting through Jewish Texts
Lesson 2 - Depths of Learning: The Roots of Jewish Texts
Lesson 3 - Who Wrote the Torah: Why Does It Matter?
Lesson 4 - From Text to Context: The Evolution of Jewish Practice
Lesson 5 - Open Your Hand and Your Heart: Tracing Jewish Values from Text to Life
Lesson 6 - Mussar and Middot: Ethics, Character Traits, and Being a Good Jew