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Current courses by topic: Text and Thought

21 courses in 3 subcategories:

Biblical Interpretations (4 courses)

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Advanced Biblical Hebrew 3: Angels in the Bible, and Beyond

L310-CBE Instructors: Grist Starting: 10/07/2018 Location: Congregation Beth El

Whether you believe in them or not, angels play a critical role in Western religion. Our course will translate, analyze and discuss key passages from the Hebrew Bible that inform our understanding of the identity ...

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Back to the Prophets: The Books of I and II Kings: Elijah The Prophet

T106A-CCD Instructors: Cohen Starting: 09/20/2018 Location: Contra Costa Jewish Day School

This Fall, one of Israel’s greatest and most storied prophets, Eliyahu HaNavi, steps to the fore. The last section of I Kings and the start of II Kings focus on the myriad exploits of this ...

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The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It: Genesis and Exodus

H300-CE Instructors: Morrison Starting: 10/16/2018 Location: Congregation Emanu-El

To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. This course will explore methods for reading ...

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The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It: Genesis and Exodus

H300-OMJ Instructors: Morrison Starting: 10/25/2018 Location: Osher Marin JCC

To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. This course will explore methods for reading ...

Classic Texts (13 courses)

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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - East Bay

TC850-BJ Instructors: Richman Starting: 10/14/2018 Location: JCC East Bay

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – Acts of God: Religious Responses to Natural Disasters Rabbinic tales of drought, disaster, and charismatic holy men illuminate critical questions about power, ethics, and ecology in Jewish late antiquity. ...

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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Los Gatos

TC850-APJ Instructors: Clayman Starting: 10/21/2018 Location: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – Acts of God: Religious Responses to Natural Disasters Rabbinic tales of drought, disaster, and charismatic holy men illuminate critical questions about power, ethics, and ecology in Jewish late antiquity. ...

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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Marin

TC850-OMJ Instructors: Aranoff Starting: 10/21/2018 Location: Osher Marin JCC

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – Acts of God: Religious Responses to Natural Disasters Rabbinic tales of drought, disaster, and charismatic holy men illuminate critical questions about power, ethics, and ecology in Jewish late antiquity. ...

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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Palo Alto

TC850-OFJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/21/2018 Location: Oshman Family JCC

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – Acts of God: Religious Responses to Natural Disasters Rabbinic tales of drought, disaster, and charismatic holy men illuminate critical questions about power, ethics, and ecology in Jewish late antiquity. ...

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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - San Francisco

TC850-SJ Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/07/2018 Location: JCCSF

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – Acts of God: Religious Responses to Natural Disasters Rabbinic tales of drought, disaster, and charismatic holy men illuminate critical questions about power, ethics, and ecology in Jewish late antiquity. ...

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Lehrhaus Talmud Circle - Shomrei Torah

TC850-ST Instructors: Wolf-Prusan Starting: 10/07/2018 Location: Congregation Shomrei Torah

Lehrhaus Talmud Circle: Tractate Ta’anit – Acts of God: Religious Responses to Natural Disasters Rabbinic tales of drought, disaster, and charismatic holy men illuminate critical questions about power, ethics, and ecology in Jewish late antiquity. ...

MAKE Hanukkah

X500-CJM Instructors: Aranoff Starting: 11/18/2018 Location: The Contemporary Jewish Museum

Experience the thrill of unexpected discoveries, the focused energy from working with a chevrutah (study/creation partner), and the joy of learning while preparing for Hanukkah in personal, tangible ways. Choose a maker session designed by ...

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The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It: Genesis and Exodus

H300-CE Instructors: Morrison Starting: 10/16/2018 Location: Congregation Emanu-El

To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. This course will explore methods for reading ...

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The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It: Genesis and Exodus

H300-OMJ Instructors: Morrison Starting: 10/25/2018 Location: Osher Marin JCC

To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. This course will explore methods for reading ...

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The Zohar Circle - East Bay

PC600-BJ Instructors: Matt Starting: 10/09/2018 Location: JCC East Bay

Lehrhaus Zohar Circle - continues for a fourth year under the leadership of Professor Daniel C. Matt and utilizing his epic translation and annotation: The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. We will discuss selections from Volume 1 ...

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The Zohar Circle - PJCC

PC600-PJ Instructors: Derby Starting: 10/08/2018 Location: Peninsula Jewish Community Center

Lehrhaus Zohar Circle - continues for a fourth year under the leadership of Professor Daniel C. Matt and utilizing his epic translation and annotation: The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. We will discuss selections from Volume 1 ...

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The Zohar Circle - San Francisco

PC650-SF Instructors: Rosen Starting: 10/15/2018 Location: JCCSF

Lehrhaus Zohar Circle - continues for a fourth year under the leadership of Professor Daniel C. Matt and utilizing his epic translation and annotation: The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. We will discuss selections from Volume 1 ...

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The Zohar Circle in Aramaic

PC600-CBE Instructors: Matt Starting: 09/26/2018 Location: Congregation Beth El

The Zohar Circle - continues for a fourth year under the leadership of Professor Daniel C. Matt and utilizing his epic translation and annotation: The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. We will discuss selections from Volume 4 ...

Kabbalah and Mysticism (4 courses)

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The Zohar Circle - East Bay

PC600-BJ Instructors: Matt Starting: 10/09/2018 Location: JCC East Bay

Lehrhaus Zohar Circle - continues for a fourth year under the leadership of Professor Daniel C. Matt and utilizing his epic translation and annotation: The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. We will discuss selections from Volume 1 ...

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The Zohar Circle - PJCC

PC600-PJ Instructors: Derby Starting: 10/08/2018 Location: Peninsula Jewish Community Center

Lehrhaus Zohar Circle - continues for a fourth year under the leadership of Professor Daniel C. Matt and utilizing his epic translation and annotation: The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. We will discuss selections from Volume 1 ...

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The Zohar Circle - San Francisco

PC650-SF Instructors: Rosen Starting: 10/15/2018 Location: JCCSF

Lehrhaus Zohar Circle - continues for a fourth year under the leadership of Professor Daniel C. Matt and utilizing his epic translation and annotation: The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. We will discuss selections from Volume 1 ...

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The Zohar Circle in Aramaic

PC600-CBE Instructors: Matt Starting: 09/26/2018 Location: Congregation Beth El

The Zohar Circle - continues for a fourth year under the leadership of Professor Daniel C. Matt and utilizing his epic translation and annotation: The Zohar: Pritzker Edition. We will discuss selections from Volume 4 ...