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Adult Ed: Midrash in Translation

Monday, April 29, 2019 24 Nisan 5779

7:15 PM - 8:30 PMCHS Sanctuary
Past Sessions
Monday, March 18, 2019 11 Adar II 5779 - 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM - CHS Sanctuary
Monday, February 25, 2019 20 Adar I 5779 - 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM - CHS Sanctuary
Monday, January 28, 2019 22 Shevat 5779 - 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM - CHS Sanctuary
Monday, December 17, 2018 9 Tevet 5779 - 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM - CHS Sanctuary
Monday, November 26, 2018 18 Kislev 5779 - 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM - CHS Sanctuary
Monday, November 5, 2018 27 Cheshvan 5779 - 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM - CHS Sanctuary

What happened after Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden? What did Isaac and Abraham talk about during that long walk to the mountain? How did Moses spend his days as a young man in Pharaoh’s palace? And why should any of it matter?

Midrash, from the word “Lidrosh,” to seek out, is a genre of Jewish literature written over the span of many centuries, from the first century to our present day. Midrash looks at the Biblical text, and seeks to explain, expound, explore, and discover new meanings and insights. The Midrash attempts to connect the Biblical narrative or passage to critical messages about politics, ethics, and history, in moving passages that bring together guidance, insight, and comfort.

We will look at several passages from collections of Midrash from the second to the tenth century, and will explore the messages of these ancient texts for our time. We will also look at modern Midrash, and try our own hand at creating this wonderful form of Jewish literature.

Members:  Free  (you must login to your CHS Account to Register)

Non-members: $10 per class

Instructor: Rabbi Sally Finestone


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