The Origins of the Bible
The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It: Leviticus and Deuteronomy
(This is a continuation of the fall course with Rabbi Jeremy Morrison from Lehrhaus Judaica. Newcomers are welcome and the course may be taken in any order.)
Tuesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
April 9, 16, 30; May 7
Sliding scale pricing
To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations.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 the Bible that are central to liberal Judaism’s orientations to reading sacred texts but are not frequently utilized in synagogue settings. We will discuss myth and metaphor and the Bible’s literary history in order to uncover the ancient meanings of several of the Bible’s classic narratives and its law codes and to determine their relevance to modern-day Jews and the world in which we live.