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Deception in the Exodus Story
Deception in the Exodus Story
There are many instances in the story of the exodus of God and the nation of Israel’s deception of the Egyptian people. Download this podcast to learn more. The Rapoport Family Memorial Lecture.
Aharon and the Golden Calf: Art and Responsibility
Aharon and the Golden Calf: Art and Responsibility
In Exodus 32, Aharon creates a golden sculpture that the people of Israel worship as a god. What responsibility does an artist bear for how others perceive his/her art? Are an artist’s intentions integral to the ultimate meaning of the work? This podcast explores these questions through a study of biblical and rabbinic texts relating to Aharon’s infamous creation.
Building Sacred Spaces: The Mishkan
Building Sacred Spaces: The Mishkan
The building of the Mishkan stands out as purposeful work, uniquely motivating the Israelites. How was this hard work different from other examples found in the Torah?
When Did Yitro Visit and Why Do We Care?: Reflections on Parashat Yitro
When Did Yitro Visit and Why Do We Care?: Reflections on Parashat Yitro
An exploration of the journey of the Nation of Israel from the Red Sea through the Sinai wilderness through the lens of the weekly Torah reading.
Creation Narratives in the Book of Exodus
Creation Narratives in the Book of Exodus
Rabbi David Silber looks at several pivotal elements of the creation narrative as it appears in Exodus.
Creation and Birth in Exodus
Creation and Birth in Exodus
Motifs of creation and birth continue to resonate in the narratives of Exodus. We will consider the significance of these motifs for a deeper understanding of the Book of Exodus. Part of Drisha's Winter Week of Learning 2007, dedicated in memory of Judy Tenzer, z”l