BIB1206L: Book of Genesis
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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 Ramban. While our analysis of the text will be thorough, we will always focus on understanding the profound messages of the Torah as applicable to our lives. Topics that will be studied over the course of the semester will include but not be limited to: 1. An introduction to the Sefer 2. The creation of man in G-d’s image 3. The relationship between man and woman 4. The sin of Adam and Chava 5. Noach and the flood 6. Migdal Bavel 7. The personalities and tests of Avraham and Sara 8. The concept of “Bechira” 9. The destruction of Sodom 10. Akeidat Yitzchak 11. Yitzchak and Rivka—shidduch and marriage 12. Yaakov and Esav—rivalry and deception 13. Rachel and Leah—sisters and wives 14. The story of Yosef and his brothers
Schechter, Shoshana. (2021, Spring), Syllabus, BIB1206L: Book of Genesis, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University.