Courses by instructor: Rabbi Jeremy Morrison
Jeremy Morrison was born and raised in Boston. He recently earned a doctorate in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. His dissertation focused on the use of metaphors in the Bible and in other ancient Near Eastern texts. Following his ordination in 2001 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, Jeremy served as Associate Rabbi of Temple Israel of Boston for 15 years. Among other leadership roles at Temple Israel, Jeremy served as the founding director of the Riverway Project, a nationally recognized outreach and engagement initiative for adults in their 20s and 30s, and as the synagogue’s Director of Education. Jeremy lives in North Berkeley with his wife, Molly, and their two children, Ezekiel and Poppy.
How to Read the Bible: Bridging the Gap between Ourselves and Our Inherited Texts
To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations.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 ...