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Bereishit

The Quest to Reestablish the Bible’s Sacred Space- The Loss of Sacred Space

The first man and woman do not last long in the original sacred space, the Garden of Eden. As such, much of the subsequent Biblical stories are best understood by attempts by other human beings to find an alternative to this sacred space. We will examine how Noah and Abraham’s lives are properly understood through the prism of this quest.   This is part 1 of a 12-part series sponsored in memory of Ellen Goodstein Koplow and Joan Silverstein Meyers. To access the full series, please go to www.drisha.org/sacredspace.

5-Minute Divrei Torah

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Rachel Friedman


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Rachel Friedman


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David Silber


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David Silber


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David Silber


Recorded Classes

David Silber

Two Creation Stories- Contradictory or Complementary
In the Book of Genesis, chapters one and two contain two vastly different accounts of the creation story. Part of the Maidi Katz Memorial Lecture Series.
Listen 30/01/2015
Parashat Bereishit: Rosh Hashanah and Creation
We begin this session by discussing midrashim that connect Rosh Hashanah with creation. We then look at the relationship between the two stories of creation and between the story of creation and the rest of the Book of Genesis.
Listen 13/10/2009

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