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    • BIBL4931HC: Genesis & Ethics - Fall 2021 

      Lerner, Dov (2021-01)
      This course will provide a comprehensive survey of and meditation on the book of Genesis, specifically through the lens of ethics. We will begin with some introductory material concerning the genre of Genesis and narrative, ...
    • BIBL1015A: Introduction to the Bible 

      Mermelstein, Ari (2021-01)
      This course will address the following question: When we speak of תנ"ך as a holy corpus of books, what precisely do we mean? What, exactly, are the markers of sanctity that distinguish תנ"ך from secular literature generally? ...
    • BIBL1213L: Topics in Genesis 

      Rosensweig, Smadar (2021-01)
      We will be studying major personalities and themes in Sefer Bereishit: Cain and Hevel; Lemekh to Noach; Avraham and Sarah; Lot and Avraham; Rivkah and Yitzchak , Yaakov and Eisav, The Imahot, Levi and Shimon, Reuven and ...
    • BIBL1082L: Introduction to Exegesis Part 2 

      Price, Nechama (2021-01)
      1. Course Description: This course will visit different ambiguous stories in Tanach. For each type, we will discuss methods of resolution. 2. Course Goals: For the student to learn the necessary skills to deal with ambiguities ...
    • BIBL1171K: Personal Development in the Bible 

      Schechter, Shoshana (2021-01)
      This course is geared toward introducing students to an in-depth study of the Bible through various methodologies, exegesis and text. It will include the topical analysis of various themes and characters primarily in the ...
    • BIB1206L: Book of Genesis 

      Schechter, Shoshana (2021-01)
      This course will focus on the analysis of various topics throughout the Book of Genesis. You will be introduced to a wide array of commentaries from ancient to modern times, with a primary focus on understanding Rashi and ...

      Rosensweig, Smadar (2021-01)
      This semester we will be studying the Haftarot that are read in the Beit Knesset throughout the spring. We will study the concept of Haftarah, the text of each Haftarah, the relevant midrashim and parshanim, its message, ...
    • BIBL1609E: Book of Devarim Advanced 

      Taubes, Racheli (2021-01)
      The rabbinic nickname of Sefer Devarim is Mishneh Torah, from where the English nickname Deuteronomy, or Second Law/Repetition of Law, is derived. This course will examine how Sefer Devarim retells and modifies narratives ...
    • BIBL2148C: Book of Samuel I 

      Rabinovich, Deena S. (2021-01)
      Questions to be examined: • What was the role of the Mishkan during this era? • What were the people of Bnai Yisrael like? What were their beliefs and practices? Weaknesses and strengths? • What were the positive and ...
    • BIBL1304KL: Book of Exodus II 

      Sultan, Shira (2021-01)
      Course Objectives: • Students will read and analyze the text in order to come to a deep and meaningful understanding of the storyline of Sefer Shemot • Students will focus on reading and understanding Rashi and Ramban • ...
    • BIBL1408B: Topics in Leviticus II 

      Weiss, Moriah (2021-01)
      Course Description: We will be studying major topics in the second half of Sefer Vayikra: Parshiot Tazria, Metzora, Aharei Mot, Kedoshim, Emor, Behar, Behukotai. We will cover the text as well as develop overarching themes ...
    • BIBL1405C: Book of Leviticus 

      Weiss, Moriah (2021-01)
      Life Lessons from the Book of Leviticus We will be studying major topics in the Book of Leviticus. We will cover aspects of the text as well as develop overarching themes throughout the Book of Leviticus. We will focus ...
    • BIBL1514IJR: Book of Numbers 

      Shloush, Gideon (2021-01)
      To offer an analysis of key sections of the Book of Numbers in an exciting, stimulating and inspiring way. This course will be text based and will share insights from many classic and contemporary commentaries.
    • BIBL1306K: Book of Exodus ll 

      Preil, E. (2021-01)
      Students will become proficient in reading and interpreting Rashi and other selected commentaries as they develop their analytical skills of biblical text.

      Rosensweig, Smadar (2021-01)
      The aim of this course is to study the events that transpired in preparation for, and during the time of Bayit Rishon. We will begin our course of study with the Shlomo and conclude with the catastrophe of Hurban Bayit ...
    • BIBL3209J: Psalms 

      Angel, Joseph (2021-01)
      With the aid of both traditional and modern commentaries, this course will study a selection of psalms (some familiar from the siddur, some not) representing the various types and genres included in ספר תהלים . In-class ...
    • BIBL2555K: Enduring Messages of Sefer Yirmiyahu, Confronting the False Prophets 

      Grunhaus, Naomi (2021-01)
      As the prophet designated to predict and warn of the impending destruction of the First Temple, by promoting religious reforms Yirmiyahu struggled to prevent or at least delay the exile. This course examines Yirmiyahu’s ...
    • BIBL2506J: Isaiah: Geulah & the Messianic Era 

      Grunhaus, Naomi (2021-01)
      This course examines גאולה and the messianic era. In order to gain a full understanding of this fundamental belief in Judaism we will analyze prophecies in ספר ישעיה in depth and probe their approaches to the messianic ...
    • BIBL3257D: Textual Analysis of the Book of Mishlei 

      Shmalo, Mahnaz (2021-01)
      This course is an analysis of the book of Mishlei (Proverbs) based on classic commentators on Tanach. The approaches of these commentators vary in their styles and interests, highlighting the fact that Mishlei (like all ...
    • BIBL2362EFM: Topics in Kings: Eliyahu & Elisha Narratives 

      Bernstein, Penina (2021-01)
      This course explores the narratives of two of the primary prophets in Sefer Melachim. During this course of study, students will examine each narrative from an array of perspectives, with specific focus on the comparison ...