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Classes begin January 29

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    Sun Jan 29

    Devarim
    David Silber

    10:00 AM

    Devarim
    David Silber
    Sundays, 10-11:30am
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    Price: $ 200.00

    We will conduct a close reading of the Book of Deuteronomy.

    8 sessions: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 19, 26

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    Tue Jan 31

    Parashat HaShavua
    David Silber

    9:30 AM

    Parashat HaShavua
    David Silber
    Tuesdays, 9:30-11am
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    Price: $ 225.00

    We will analyze and discuss an issue, theme or text in the weekly Torah reading.

    9 sessions: January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28.

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    Wed Feb 01

    Book of Esther
    Wendy Amsellem

    10:00 AM

    Book of Esther
    Wendy Amsellem
    Wednesdays, 10-11:30am
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    Price: $ 150.00

    How does keeping her identity a secret affect Esther? Why is Haman so extravagantly evil in his reaction to Mordechai’s disobedience? The Book of Esther contains intrigue, treachery and redemption. At the heart of the story is a woman who discovers her power, effects great salvation and changes the course of history. We will do a close reading of the Book of Esther using both traditional commentaries and modern interpretations.

    6 sessions: February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8

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    Thu Feb 02

    From Gideon to Delilah: Narrative Art in the Book of Judges
    Yitzhak Berger

    11:15 AM

    From Gideon to Delilah: Narrative Art in the Book of Judges
    Yitzhak Berger
    Thursdays, 11:15am-12:45pm
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    Price: $ 225.00

    We will analyze a series of ambiguous figures who lead Israel during the period of the Judges. From Gideon’s Ceasar-like refusal of the crown, to the uncertain “fulfillment” of Jephthah’s vow, to Samson’s acquiescence to Delilah and his heroic last act, the trajectory of Israelite leadership is shown to reflect the uneven religious conduct that bedevils the nation before the rise of kingship. The course draws substantially on evidence generated by allusions to other biblical texts, and considers carefully the role of women and gender in the Book. Students with limited knowledge of Hebrew are welcome; translations of texts will be provided.

    9 sessions: February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

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    Sun Feb 05

    Devarim
    David Silber

    10:00 AM

    Devarim
    David Silber
    Sundays, 10-11:30am
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    Price: $ 200.00

    We will conduct a close reading of the Book of Deuteronomy.

    8 sessions: January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 19, 26

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    Tue Feb 07

    Parashat HaShavua
    David Silber

    9:30 AM

    Parashat HaShavua
    David Silber
    Tuesdays, 9:30-11am
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    Price: $ 225.00

    We will analyze and discuss an issue, theme or text in the weekly Torah reading.

    9 sessions: January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28.

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At Drisha, people of all ages and backgrounds study Torah in an inclusive Beit Midrash, marked by deeply rigorous and honest learning, a commitment to the Jewish people, and a passion for connecting our study of texts with our individual and communal lives.

I learned what it means to bring your whole self to Torah study. This meant challenging myself and others to formulate an idea honestly and with clarity, grappling with an idea within a previously held worldview, bringing every discipline and insight to the table as a potential tool to understanding, and sharing a joy and enthusiasm with the community of students of Torah that surrounded me.

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