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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Rabbi David Silber


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Rabbi David Silber


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Rabbi David Silber


Recorded Classes

Rabbi David Silber

Bereshit: God & Humankind
Drisha faculty and alumni are thrilled to be contributing to the global 929 English project. Click here to learn along with the rest of the world engaged in this exciting initiative. Please enjoy this short audio piece by Dean Rabbi David Silber, dedicated in special memory of Joan Silverstein Meyers and Ellen Goodstein Koplow.
Listen 10/24/2019
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.
Listen 06/09/2017
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 01/30/2015
Parashat Bereishit: Rosh Hashana and Creation
We begin this session by discussing midrashim that connect Rosh Hashana 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 10/13/2009

Dr. Shana Strauch Schick

Be Fruitful and Multiply R. Moshe Feinstein’s Innovative Approach to the Mitzvah of P’ru u-Revu
Summer series 2019 “Moments of Creation.” Discuss the mitzvah of P'ru u-Revu, God's creation "yesh may'ayin" of the human and divine.
Listen 06/28/2019

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